I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
A lie never lives to be old.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.