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.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Humility is attentive patience.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.