My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
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My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.
Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part.
It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
Just hit my 75th birthday, I'm feeling great!
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
The ordinary American - as far as I can tell - knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.