All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Thought is free.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
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.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.