If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -- adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
'It is the job of thinking people, not to be on the side of the executioners.
In the morning, when you are sluggish about getting up, let this thought be present 'I am rising to a man's work.'
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
Author A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns.
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.
To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God's approval.
America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes the whole universe for a vast practical joke.