Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
The problem is that Americans would like to be independent of the rest of the world ... Except the world ain't that way. Trying to be independent of the rest of the world is to commit suicide.
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired.
In youth men are apt to write more wisely than they really know or feel and the remainder of life may be not idly spent in realizing and convincing themselves of the wisdom which they uttered long ago.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy.
There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive.
Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Isn't it funny how one minute life can be such a struggle, and the next minute you're just driving real fast, swerving back and forth across the road
How much trouble he avoids who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.