Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.
Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention.
If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.