A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
A good liar must have a good memory.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.