The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
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.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.