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.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Moonlight is sculpture.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
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.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
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.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.