One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.
Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.
There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.
You are not thinking hard enough if you are sleeping well. And you would have to be unhinged to take on a subject like the French Revolution, or Rembrandt, and not feel some trepidation. There is always the possibility that you will crash and burn, and the whole thing will be a horrible, vulgar, self-indulgent mess.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
I am obliged to believe certain opinions myself. No man’s belief will save me except my own.
When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.
I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.
I think people with open minds will observe the way we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful, happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas and implement them elsewhere for their own children.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.