No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.
A man must now swallow more belief than he can digest.
The American President resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.
The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
We will defend ourselves, and we have full rights to do so. If the authorities try to destroy us, we have the right to rise up. Sooner or later this will happen.
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.