No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
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.
Common sense is not so common.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
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.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
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.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.