Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Sunlight is painting.
What is to give light must endure burning.
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.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.