From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante’s scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals.
I am a genius who has written poems that will survive with the best of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Keats.
Don’t believe that winning is really everything. It’s more important to stand for something. If you don’t stand for something, what do you win?
The usefulness of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present.
We love in another’s soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.