A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
I am not disposed to complain that I have planted and others have gathered the fruits.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare utter an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true. Moreover, there shall be no suspicion of partiality in his writing, or of malice.
Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.
It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.
Ambition aspires to descend.
Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
No one shall expel us from the paradise that Cantor has created for us.
I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an Honest Man.
If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
The gardener plants trees, not one berry of which he will ever see: and shall not a public man plant laws, institutions, government, in short, under the same conditions?
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
We shall be better prepared for the future if we see how terrible, how doomed the present is.
In spite of the opinions of certain narrow-minded people, who would shut up the human race upon this globe, as within some magic circle which it must never outstep, we shall one day travel to the moon, the planets, and the stars, with the same facility, rapidity, and certainty as we now make the voyage from Liverpool to New York!