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.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
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 the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.