When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wisest course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
The cynics are right nine times out of ten.
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
Never doubt that a group of thoughtful. committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
A human being is an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
I am not young enough to know everything.
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
There is never enough time, unless you're serving it.
An economist's guess is likely to be as good as anybody else's.