Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
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.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
A person preaches well that lives well.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
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.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
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.
The future ain't what it used to be.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.