You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
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.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.