I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret...if you have any sense....And if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
I used to think of all the billions of people in the world, and of all those people, how was I going to meet the right ones The right ones to be my friends, the right one to be my husband. Now I just believe you meet the people you're supposed to meet.
I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals....
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, But rather that it shall never have a beginning.
Though friendship is not quick to burn, It is explosive stuff.
When asked about his favorite song, I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it.
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself.
You see but your shadow when you turn your back to the sun.
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
When you read history it is quite astonishing to discover that there never was a day when men thought times were really good. Every generation in history has been haunted by the feeling of crisis.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.