Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief
A happy family is but an earlier heaven
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run.
No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going
Youth is wasted on the young.
Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.