Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.
No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.
There is a great discovery still to be made in literature, that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Real knowledge, like everything else of value, is not to be obtained easily. It must be worked for, studied for, thought for, and, more that all, must be prayed for.
No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
It was from an old friend who thought he was dying. Anyway, he said, ‘Life and death issues don’t come along that often, thank God, so don’t treat everything like it’s life or death. Go easier.’