If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
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.
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.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.