Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
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.
Once you label me you negate me.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
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.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.