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.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
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.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
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.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.