Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation.
The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.
Somewhere along the line of development we discover what we really are, and then we make our real decision for which we are responsible. Make that decision primarily for yourself because you can never really live anyone else's life, not even your own child's.
I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn't hear my anthem. (about the award ceremony, Atlanta Olympics)