There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
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.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.