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The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man. [are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.

I never expect to lose. Even when I'm the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. [Matthew 7:12]
Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you.
The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater ennoble it.
Punishing the prostitute promotes the rape of all women. When prostitution is a crime, the message conveyed is that women who are sexual are bad, and therefore legitimate victims of sexual assault. Sex becomes a weapon to be used by men.
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
Here is the simple but powerful rule... always give people more than they expect to get.
Every country has the government it deserves.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.
What a man really wants is creative challenge with sufficient skills to bring him within the reach of success so that he may have the expanding joy of achievement.
The composition of this book has been for the author a long struggle of escape, and so must the reading of it be for most readers if the authors assault upon them is to be successful,a struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression. The ideas which are here expressed so laboriously are extremely simple and should be obvious. The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think you're not.
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.
Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive.
Legend : a lie that has attained the dignity of age.
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.
There was altogether too much candor in married life; it was an indelicate modern idea, and frequently led to upsets in a household, if not divorce.
A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs.
It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.
The creation of a thousand forest in one acorn.
Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.
The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake...
It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.
Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.
As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?

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