To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
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.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.