Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The future ain't what it used to be.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Fashion changes, but style endures.