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.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Freedom is from within.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Effective action is always unjust.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.