Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
A lie never lives to be old.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.