Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it.
What wound did ever heal but by degress?
The crisis you have to worry about the most is the one you don't see coming.
If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
It's not enough to succeed; others must fail.
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do for themselves.
The true religion of America has always been America.
If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing late.
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.