Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have.

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

In a few minutes a computer can make a mistake so great that it would have taken many men many months to equal it.

If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist?

There are people who make things happen,<br> those who watch what happens,<br> and those who wonder what happened.

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground.

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.

A library is an arsenal of liberty.

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Courage atrophies from lack of use.

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.

A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.

Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny.

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.

Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it.

Use the talents you possess -- for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.