What is now proved was once only imagined.
Right now Im having amnesia and dj vu at the same time. I think Ive forgotten this before.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
You can't live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Only a woman can make you feel wrong for doing something right.
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.