The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
What is a big shot except a little shot that kept on shooting.
Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude. It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself, but always some manner of life.
The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.
People who have little to do are excessive talkers.
Contraries are cured by contraries.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into a car boot sale and sold the engine?
A wicked book cannot repent.
My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things.
People lend only to the rich.
I look at my little girl and I wonder what she's going to be and what she's going to do and what is it that leads girls certain directions in life. I think a lot of that goes back to what kind of father they had, and so it makes me want to be the best dad I can possibly be.
Who goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.
Quick to borrow is always slow to pay.
I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps.
Caution is the parent of safety.
Ever since the arrival of printing - thought to be the invention of the devil because it would put false opinions into people's minds - people have been arguing that new technology would have disastrous consequences for language.
When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.
There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.
If an ass goes traveling it will not come home a horse.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
Some people are born hammers, others anvils.
When I finally got up to Industrial Light And Magic to work on the 'Star Wars' movies as a model-maker, it felt like dying and going to heaven.
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.
To teach well, we need not say all that we know, Successful teachers are effective in spite of the psychological theories they suffer under.
Never offer to teach a fish to swim.
In teaching others we teach ourselves.
He who does not research has nothing to teach.
Whatever you teach, be brief; what is quickly said the mind readily receives and faithfully retains, while everything superfluous runs over as from a full container. Who knows much says least.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
The longest day soon comes to an end.
Soon enough is well enough.
Now is the watchword of the wise.
Visits always give pleasure; if not the arrival, the departure.
Time tries truth.
Tell the truth and then run.
Truth is the daughter of time.
Truth fears nothing but concealment.
Great is the victory that is gained without bloodshed.
A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
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