People keep telling me I can be a great man. I’d rather be a good one.
To men and women who want to do things, there is nothing quite so driving as the force of an imprisoned ego. All genius comes from this class.
Do you want to sit on the porch with the puppies or run around the yard with the big dogs?
It is foolish to be ambitious for things one does not really want – or for things one cannot have.
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.
It is one’s duty to make the most of the best that is in him.
All is for the best in the best of possible worlds.
I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.