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.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Give up trying to make me give up
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
A person preaches well that lives well.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.