To die for an idea it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping
I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I said I had no idea about.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Where as gold is the kindest of all hosts when it shines in the sky, it comes an evil guest unto those that receive it in their hand.
You don't understand. I could have had class. I could have been a contender.
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better we find comfort somewhere.
That which comes after ever conforms to that which has gone before.
The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.
Friendship is not only doing something for someone, but it is caring for someone, which is what every person needs.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
'Let thine occupations be few,' saith the sage, 'if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.'
He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, That those who will not risk cannot win.
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Good men must be affectionate men.
When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the marjority of men live content.