Humility is attentive patience.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
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.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Thought is free.