Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil
The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Management is nature's way of removing idiots from the productive flow.
Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.
There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.
Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.
In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
To do for the world more than the world does for you--that is success.
If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.
One realizes that one of the chief differences between an adult and a juvenile is that the adult knows when he is an ass while the juvenile never does.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.
If you don¥t know where you¥re going, when you get there you¥ll be lost.
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
The moving finger writes; and having writ moves on. Nor all your piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all your tears wash out a word of it.
Indeed the Idols I have loved so long, have done my credit in this World much wrong; have drowned my Glory in a shallow Cup, and sold my Reputation for a Song.
To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.
There are no lost causes because there are no gained causes.
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong - throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time.
Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
There are no hopeless situations; There are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
A man always has two reasons for what he does -- a good one, and the real one.
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion -- these are the things that count in life.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.
Your mothers get mighty shocked at you girls nowadays, but in her day, her mother was just on the verge of sending her to reform school.
An economist is a man that can tell you...what can happen under any given condition, and his guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's too.
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.
To willful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.
The minute you start talking about what you¥re going to do if you lose, you have lost.
Every evil, harm and suffering in this life comes from the love of riches.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained --who can say this is not greatness?
For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first consultant.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, 'That which is everybody's business is nobody's business'.
My father taught that the only helping hand you¥re ever going to be able to rely on is the one at the end of your sleeve.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Ah, but a manís reach should exceed his grasp. Or whatís a heaven for?
There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.
Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said it is the quality which guarantees all others.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Vices are their own punishment.
The wise learn many things from their enemies.
Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
It's never over 'till it's over.
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Life is an incurable disease.
Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.
Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.
Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.
Nature is inexorable. If men do not follow the truth they cannot live.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.