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.
Genius is sorrow's child.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
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.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.