Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
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.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
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.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Genius is sorrow's child.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
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.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.