The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Effective action is always unjust.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.