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.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Freedom lies in being bold.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.