A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Boards don't hit back.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
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's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
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.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
A jug fills drop by drop.