The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.