I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
A gentleman is mindful no less of the freedom of others than of his own dignity.
We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives.
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence - it is force.
Science is uneasy with beginnings. Mythology is concerned above all with what happened "in the beginning". Its signature is "Once upon a time".
Religion is a way of walking, not a way of talking.
Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Literature is my utopia.
Flowers grow out of dark moments.
Friendship is a plant which must be often watered.
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Only those means of security are good, are certain, are lasting, that depend on yourself and your own vigor.
The despotism of custom is everywhere standing up to human advancement.
The mirror is the conscience of women; they never do a thing without first consulting it.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.
God dwells where we let God in.