Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
A good liar must have a good memory.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.