Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
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.
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.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
That which costs little is less valued.