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.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
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.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
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.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I am not now That which I have been.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.