The Public is merely a multiplied "me."
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing wrong with this, except that it ain't so.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.