Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
'Classic'. A book which people praise and don't read.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
A round man cannot be expected to fit in a square hole right away. He must have time to modify his shape.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.
Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity - another man's I mean.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.