Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.
Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money.
There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators.
I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism.
It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but, most of all, endurance.