There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Freedom lies in being bold.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
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.