He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
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.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Sunlight is painting.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.