Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
They (corporations) cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed, nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing.
Always do one thing less than you think you can do.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
Politics, and the fate of mankind, are shaped by men without ideals and without greatness.
A thick skin is a gift from God.
Thank God for dirty dishes; they have a tale to tell. While other folks go hungry, we're eating pretty well. With home, and health, and happiness, we shouldn't want to fuss; For by this stack of evidence, God's very good to us.
Calumniate, calumniate; there will always be something which sticks.
The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
America has not always been kind to its artists and scholars. Somehow the scientists always seem to get the penthouse while the arts and humanities get the basement.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
One who's our friend is fond of us; one who's fond of us isn't necessarily our friend.
The natural man has only two primal passions - to get and beget.
A man's vanity tells him what is honour; a man's conscience what is justice.
Dress to please yourself.... Forget you are what you wear.... Wear what you are.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.