Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Be that self which one truly is.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
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.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.