The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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.
Humility is attentive patience.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
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.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Give up trying to make me give up
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.