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.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
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.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.