The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Quiet is the absence of sound. Silence is the presence of silence.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody. Everybody has their story to tell.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask.
There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
Your voice, amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other, does not confer upon you greater wisdom than when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other.
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
'Someday' is the day after you die.
A genius! For 37 years I've practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
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