I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.