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"I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened."
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
"Remember the poor - it costs nothing"
"All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten."
"A historian who would convey the truth must lie. Often he must enlarge the truth by diameters, otherwise his reader would not be able to see it."
"Therein lies the defect of revenge: it's all in the anticipation; the thing itself is a pain, not a pleasure; at least the pain is the biggest end of it."
"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit."
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it."
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."