Every wall is a door.
For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
Fate is nothing but the deeds committed in a prior state of existence.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.
Children are all foreigners.
Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.
Every burned book enlightens the world.
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.
Every fact is related on one side to sensation, and, on the other, to morals. The game of thought is, on the appearance of one of these two sides, to find the other: given the upper, to find the under side.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
Cause and effect are two sides of one fact.
A man is the whole encyclopedia of facts.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes.