Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twai
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?
Experience, the only logic sure to convince a diseased imagination and restore it to rugged health.
It was in 1590--winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep; it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said that by the mental and spiritual clock it was still the Age of Belief in Austria. But they
Heroine: girl who is perfectly charming to live with, in a book.
I do not know what we should do without the pulpit. We could better spare the sun-the moon, anyway.
There isn't anything so grotesque or so incredible that the average human being can't believe it.
Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. You cannot eliminate habits that no longer serve you. You can only replace them with new habits that support your goals. Moment by moment, you need to live with awareness and structure the habits
Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot; and there ain't any real difference between triplets and a insurrection. - The Babies speech 1879
When everyone is looking for gold, it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
It is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it.
That is the way we are made: we don't reason, where we feel; we just feel.
If you tell the truth you do not need a good memory!
Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people.
The best minds will tell you that when a man has begotten a child he is morally bound to tenderly care for it, protect it from hurt, shield it from disease, clothe it, feed it, bear with its waywardness, lay no hand upon it save in kindness and for its own good, and never in any case inflict upon it
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them.
Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick.
A powerful agent is the right word: it lights the reader's way and makes it plain.
In my experience, previously counted chickens never do hatch.
The spirit of wrath - not the words - is the sin; and the spirit of wrath is cursing. We begin to swear before we can talk.
When one reads Bibles, one is less surprised at what the Deity knows than at what He doesn't know.
The business aspects of the Fourth of July is not perfect as it stands. See what it costs us every year with loss of life, the crippling of thousands with its fireworks, and the burning down of property. It is not only sacred to patriotism and universal freedom, but to the surgeon, the undertaker, t
Don't wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
I told that girl, in the kindest, gentlest way, that I could not consent to deliver judgment upon any one's manuscript, because an individual's verdict was worthless. It might underrate a work of high merit and lose it to the world, or it might overrate a trashy production and so open the way for it
Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out... and help to slaughter strangers of his own s
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
Behind every successful man, there is a woman - And behind every unsuccessful man, there are two.