The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.
I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misforturne, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house, and I have the key.
The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
When you go ice-skating, try not to swing your arms too much, because that really annoys me.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent it is the one that is most adaptable to change.
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them in not manly.
The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
A theory can be proved by experiment but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
My own view is that taping of conversations for historical purposes was a bad decision on the part of all the presidents. I don't think Kennedy should have done it. I don't think Johnson should have done it, and I don't think we should have done it.
History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.