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.
Dare to risk public criticism.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.