I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edward W. Howe
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
No man's credit is ever as good as his money.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it. He hasn't any.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start.
I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them...
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.
What a folly it is to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.
It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide what to do.
Dignity is a mask we wear to hide our ignorance.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
An executive is a man who can make quick decisions and is sometimes right.
I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
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