Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
This isn’t the best town for what we’re doing. Too many other things to pull the crowds away.
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.
Order is heaven’s first law.
Wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold.
One becomes a grandfather and one sees the world a little differently. Certainly the world becomes a more vulnerable place when one has a grandchild, or now I have two. And I think that possibly there’s some tenderness that came out of just time and age and being a parent and grandparent.
A day may sink or save a realm.
Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.
Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.