All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Moonlight is sculpture.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.