I have never let schooling interfere with my education.
Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Hunger is the handmaid of genius
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practiced in the tricks and delusions of oratory
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience 4000 critics
It is my custom to keep on talking until I get the audience cowed
Who is this Renaissance? Where did he come from? Who gave him permission to cram the Republic with his execrable daubs?