I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
What is to give light must endure burning.
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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
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.
The day of individual happiness has passed
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.