The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
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.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Once you label me you negate me.
Humility is attentive patience.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.