Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
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.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Effective action is always unjust.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
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.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.