The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
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.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
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
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
A jug fills drop by drop.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Effective action is always unjust.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.