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.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
That which costs little is less valued.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
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.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Courage is grace under pressure.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others