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 two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
You always admire what you really don't understand.