The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
What kind of people do they think we are? Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?
If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.
We Americans… bear the ark of liberties of the world.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
Booker T. Washington
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.
Fred A. Allen
The world basically and fundamentally is constituted on the basis of harmony. Everything works in co-operation with something else.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
The moral duty to be expected in different ages is not a unity of standard, or of acts, but a unity of tendency. At one time the benevolent affections embrace merely the family, soon the circle expanding includes first a class, then a nation, then a coalition of nations, then all humanity and finally, its influence is felt in the dealings of man with the animal world.