You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
Youth is wasted on the young.
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
My reputation grows with every failure.
You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum.
Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.