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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Harry S Truman
Don't pay any attention to the critics - don't even ignore them.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.
I put the words down and push them a bit.
Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open to them.
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
Jean de la Bruyere
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.
Franklin P. Jones
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve.
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
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