In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
The place to begin building any relationship is inside ourselves, inside our circle of influence, our own character.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.
A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.