I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
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.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Common sense is not so common.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic