You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
A person preaches well that lives well.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Give up trying to make me give up
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
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.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
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.
A lie never lives to be old.
Be that self which one truly is.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.