It's not sissy to show your feeling.
Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.
He killed his enemies because he was afraid they would kill him. Amin ordered entire tribes to be put to death, because he feared they would rebel.
The practice of politics in the East may be defined by one word: dissimulation.
When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.
In liberal logic, if life is unfair then the answer is to turn more tax money over to politicians, to spend in ways that will increase their chances of getting reelected.
In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition.
Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
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