How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
A good liar must have a good memory.