Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Nothing is black or white.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Effective action is always unjust.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
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 place for everything, and everything in its place.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.