A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
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.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
A person preaches well that lives well.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.