A technical objection is the first refuge of a scoundrel.
Any new system is worth trying when your luck is bad.
Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian.
Being a well-dressed man is a career, and no one who goes in for it has time for anything else.
Everybody favors free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn about holding a baby.
For truth there is no deadline.
In some respects the life of a censor is more exhilarating that of an emperor. The best the emperor can do is to snip off the heads of men and women, who are mere mortals. The censor can decapitate ideas which but for him might have lived forever.
Men build bridges and throw railroads across deserts, and yet they contend successfully that the job of sewing on a button is beyond them. Accordingly, they don't have to sew buttons.
Personally I have no enthusiasm for organized jeering sections but I hold that the spontaneous right of raspberry should be denied to no one in America.
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
Repartee is what you wish you'd said.
The average child is an almost non-existent myth. To be normal one must be peculiar in some way or another.
The judgment of the world has been that Pilate did not do enough. There is no vigour in expressing an opinion and then washing your hands.
The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
There is no proselyter half so energetic as the hard-shelled atheist.
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