Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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 don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
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 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.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.