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.
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.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Nothing is black or white.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.