I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Dare to risk public criticism.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Give up trying to make me give up
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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.
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.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.