Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Sunlight is painting.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Be that self which one truly is.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
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.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.