Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
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.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Thought is free.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
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.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Sunlight is painting.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
A lie never lives to be old.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
It ain't over 'til it's over.