Comedy is acting out optimism.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
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.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
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?
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.