Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Leonardo da Vinci
Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.
W. J. Cameron
An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
To many fame comes too late.
Luis De Camoens
The world is a living image of God.
A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers.
Such is an actor's life. We must ride the waves of every film, barfing occasionally, yet maintain our dignity, even as the bulk of our Herculean efforts are keel-hauled before our very eyes. On filming MacHale's Navy
Quality isn't something that can be argued into an article or promised into it. It must be put there. If it isn't put there, the finest sales talk in the world won't act as a substitute.
C. G. Campbell
The more connections that can be made in the brain, the more integrated the experience is within memory.
Somebody will always break your records. It is how you live that counts.
There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself.
What millions died that Caesar might be great?
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore.
When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
Henry S. Canby
Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.
When you're nice to people, they want to be nice back to you.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe, bold I can meet, perhaps may turn his blow! But of all plagues, good Heavens, thy wrath can send, save, save, oh save me from the candid friend!
Away with the cant of Measures, not men! -- the idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along. No, Sir, if the comparison must be made, if the distinction must be taken, men are everything, measures comparatively nothing.
A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail.
Sometimes in politics one must duel with skunks, but no one should be fool enough to allow skunks to choose the weapons.
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
I must claim the quoter's privilege of giving only as much of the text as will suit my purpose, said Tan-Chun. If I told you how it went on, I should end up by contradicting myself!
Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide.
I don't even know what street Canada is on.
This American system of ours. call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you like, gives to each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
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