A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
A good marriage is the union of the two good forgiveness
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
I sometimes wonder if our world leaders are very smart and just putting us on, or very stupid and mean it.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be kept compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Profound silence; silence so deep that even their breathings were conspicuous in the hush.
Every man is born to one possession which out values all his others - his last breath.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Make the best o' things the way you find 'em.
The waves most washed me off the raft sometimes.
An honest politician is an oxymoron.
Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
You can't pray a lie -- I found that out.
To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing.
Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.
Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
You can't throw too much style into a miracle.