Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
I am not now That which I have been.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
A lie never lives to be old.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
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.