Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
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.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Effective action is always unjust.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'