The self-justifying utterances of murderers, thieves, cowards, blowhards, and madmen all enter the quote books under Shakespeare.
Jobs are like jail, except with time added for good behavior.
Our descendants will regard us for hanging men as we regard our ancestors for hanging dogs.
To make an epigram, invert a cliché.
Stare decisis is an infinite regress error.
Habits acquired in irony are retained in sorrow.
We owe modern clangor to the unremitting efforts of generations of quiet and sedentary men.
The more unusual the topic, the more conventional the thought it inspires.
It is impossible to cultivate talent without persistence, but common to persist without talent.
Marry a beautiful woman to be envied, a clever woman to be fascinated, and a thrifty woman to be happy.