I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
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.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
An idea is salvation by imagination
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.