A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.