A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.