Prediction is difficult- particularly when it involves the future.
the more I know about people, the better I like my dogs.
We consider that any man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia Reels without losing his grip may be depended upon in any kind of musical emergency.
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.
Nature makes the locust with an appetite for crops; man would have made him with an appetite for sand
Eternal rest sounds comforting in the pulpit; well, you try it once, and see how heavy time will hang on your hands.
[Do you worry unnecessarily about the future? Remember most fears are just False Evidence Appearing Real. Don't let unfounded fears rob you of the joys of life or you too will say...] There has been much tragedy in my life; [and] at least half of it actually happened.
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1, to tell him you have read one of his books; 2, to tell him you have read all of his books; 3, to ask him to let you read the manuscript of his forthcoming book. No. 1 admits you to his respect;
Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one's head.
New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
How unfortunate and how narrowing a thing it is for a man to have wealth who makes a god of it instead of a servant
There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can.
That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they donâ€™t know nothing about it.
for business reasons, I must preserve the outward signs of sanity.
The primary rule of business success is loyalty to your employer. That's all right as a theory. What is the matter with loyalty to yourself?
Let us save the tomorrows for work.
Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
To eat is human, to digest, divine
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse, the necessity of securing one's self-approval.
Life should begin with age and it's privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and it's capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.
All gods are better than their reputation.
In statesmanship get formalities right, never mind about the moralities.
Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow.
Those who do not read the news are uninformed. Those who do are misinformed.