Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Humility is attentive patience.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.