The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
There are no facts, only interpretations.