A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
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.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
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.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
That which costs little is less valued.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I am not now That which I have been.