Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
That which costs little is less valued.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.