I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Nothing is black or white.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
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.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
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.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.