I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
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.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.