When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?
fire is beautifuland we know that if we gettoo close it will kill usbut what does that matterit is better to be happy for a momentand be burned up with beautythan to live a long timeand be bored all the while
Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged person has likely learned how to have a little fun in spite of his troubles.
A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
An optimist is a man who has never had much experience.
I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
ihave often noticed thatancestors never boastof the descendants who boastof ancestors i wouldrather start a family thanfinish one blood will tell but oftenit tells too much
what man calls civilizationalways results in desertsman is never on the squarehe uses up the fat and greenery of the eartheach generation wastes a little moreof the future with greed and lust for riches
I never think when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them well.
He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country.
When you can't have anything else, you can have virtue.
If you make people think they're thinking they'll love you: but if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat
Bores bore each other too; but it never seems to teach them anything.
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Science has always been too dignified to invent a good backscratcher.
Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues: always insist on it in your subordinates.
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