Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Facts are stupid things.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
People do not want words-they want the sound of battle ... the battle of destiny.
One voice can enter ten ears, but ten voices cannot enter one ear.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children now I have six children and no theories.
Youth is not enough. And love is not enough. And success is not enough. And, if we could achieve it, enough would not be enough.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.