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.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.