Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Give up trying to make me give up
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.