Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.
Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can.
I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.
Knowlege of God without knowledge of man's wretchedness leads to pride. Knowledge of man's wretchedness without knowledge of God leads to despair. Knowledge of Jesus Christ is the middle course, because by it we discover both God and our wretched state.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
Avoid being impatient. Remember time brings roses.
Physicists know what's important, but they don't know what is true. Mathematicians know what's true, but they don't know what is important.
Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.
A man's limitations are not the things he wants to do and can t; they are the things he ought to do but doesn't. The difficult we will do eventually, the impossible will just take a little more time.
I didn't know it was impossible when I did it
In dreams and love there are no impossibilities.
My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still.
When I was little I bragged about my firefighting father: my father would go to heaven, because if he went to hell he would put out all the fires
Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing.
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked.
So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.
Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.
Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.
Inflation is when sitting on your nest egg doesn't give you anything to crow about.
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools.
What you enjoy is yours; what you save for your heirs, is already not yours, but theirs.
The marks you receive in the school of experience are mostly bruises.
The temperate person's pleasures are durable because they are regular; and all their life is calm and serene, because it is innocent.
There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.
How strange to have failed as a social creature -- even criminals do not fail that way -- they are the law's Loyal Opposition, so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.
Make religion attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is. Worthy of reverence because it really understands human nature. Attractive because it promises true good.
People who live in glass houses should take out insurance.
Religion is insurance in this world against fire in the next.
Daddy's gone mad, hasn't he?
A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
Achievement is not the most important thing -- Authenticity is
Be good. And if you can't be good, be careful. And if you can't be careful, name it after me.
It is far better to be trusted and respected that it is to be liked.
Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream.
The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none.
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