I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace, and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
Esteem must be founded on preference: to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.
Without something to hate, we should lose the very spring of thought and action.
When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, it's called hospitality.
Change in all things is sweet.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
All I am gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Find out what's really out there. I never said to be like me, I say be like you and make a difference.
Like so many writers I started writing stories because I didn't have much time for anything else.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
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