Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
What is to give light must endure burning.