A good beginning makes a good end.
A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.
All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.
For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.
He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.
Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value.
No memory is ever alone; it’s at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.
To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.
To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.