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.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
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.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.