The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.