I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
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.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
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.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Common sense is not so common.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.