Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
A lie never lives to be old.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
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.
Give up trying to make me give up