Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
What made me run away was doubtless not so much the fear of settling down, but of settling down permanently in something ugly.
But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
We all love musical architecture there's no doubt about that.
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book.
I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
We ate well and cheaply and drank well and cheaply and slept well and warm together and loved each other.
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science.
When the sun rises, it rises for everyone.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
When you go to buy, use your eyes not your ears.
You can only get really unpopular decisions through if the electorate is convinced of the value of the environment. That's what natural history programmes should be for.
Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters.
The origin of life is one of the great outstanding mysteries of science.
Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.
I want there to be a level of respect between everybody.
Angry people are not always wise.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw
The sky is not less blue because the blind man does not see it.
Don't forget it's daylight savings time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It's like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed.
It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love it is the prerogative of the brave.
No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
It's getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
When I'm not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I've been writing quite constantly lately so I've been reading a lot of nonfiction - philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.
Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.
When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he'd learned in three years.
I never found accents difficult, after learning languages.
After they make styrofoam, what do they ship it in?
Faint hearts never win fair ladies.
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