When I am asked, What do you think of our audience I answer, I know two kinds of audiences only - one coughing, and one not coughing.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the ...
I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certai ...
Washington is a place where people praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations.
I believe that all wisdom consists in caring immensely for a few right things, and not caring a straw about the rest.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cant have both.
If you live among dogs, keep a stick. After all, this is what a hound has teeth for-to bite when he feels like it (On military preparedness)
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Baby: an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
The policy of repression of ideas cannot work and never has worked.
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other.
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coo ...
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.