If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
The wayside of business is full of brilliant men who started out with a spurt, and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit.
J. R. Todd
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation
Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.
You don't have power if you surrender all your principles -- you have office.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
Men's ideas are the most direct emanations of their material state.
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy.
I learned you can't trust the judgment of good friends.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Temporary success can be achieved in spite of lack of other fundamental qualities, but no advancements can be maintained without hard work.
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
The movies are the only business where you can go out front and applaud yourself.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power.
There are more fools among buyers than among sellers.
Marriage is the sunset of love.
To terrify children with the image of hell... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
Speak little and well if you wish to be esteemed a person of merit.
There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
Penny wise is often pound foolish.
People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.
There is something in the misfortune of our best friends which does not displease us.
The French work to live, but the Swiss live to work.
There is nothing new, but what has become antiquated.
More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar.
Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.
The while we keep a man waiting, he reflects on our shortcomings.
When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have.
One is rated by others as he rates himself.
A sin confessed is half forgiven.
Skeptics are never deceived.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
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