The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life.
If you cannot be grateful for what you have received, then be thankful for what you have been spared.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
W. R. [William Ralph] Inge
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it.
How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive o all they do, and of all they are willing to endure.
There are two kinds of fools: One says, This is old therefore it is good. The other one says, This is new therefore it is better.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
There are no rewards or punishments -- only consequences.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death -- that is heroism.
Robert G. Ingersoll
If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.
He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
Men naturally resent it when women take greater liberties in dress than men are allowed.
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.
This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.
To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.
In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice.
In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.
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