If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman’s mind to be more like my own than any other man’s living. As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession.
As president of the American Historical Association, I started a programme to make dissertations into e-books in 1999. Before I knew it, I was involved in other electronic projects. Harvard invited me to become director of the libraries in 2007.
When tragedy strikes, or even when it looms, our families will have the opportunity to look into our hearts to see whether we know what we said we knew. Our children will watch, feel the Spirit confirm that we lived as we preached, remember that confirmation, and pass the story across the generations.
Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
I never knew I was an artist until I did ‘Last of the Mohicans’.
In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.