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.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.