Common sense is not so common.
Nothing is black or white.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
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.
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.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
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.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.