In this era in which we live, the old-fashioned virtues grow increasingly unpopular.
“Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.”
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.
Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.
There should be an international lunar base. That is certainly doable.
All unrest is but the struggle of the soul to reassure herself of her inborn immortality.
Prudence is the footprint of Wisdom.
To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
Make Things rather than Persons the subjects of conversations.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
Good men do the most harm
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
“My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.”
“Ninety percent of baseball is mental, the other half is physical.”
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.
We may be personally defeated, but our principles never.
“Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.”
“A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.”
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
“To long a sacrifice can make a stone of a heart.
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
“To cast aside from Poetry, all that is not Inspiration”
“Enthusiastic admiration is the first principle of knowledge and the last”
Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.
Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.