The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.