Comedy is acting out optimism.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
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.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.