I have often noticed that ancestors never boast of the descendants who boast of ancestors. I would rather start a family than finish one. Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
Honesty is a good thing, but it is not profitable to its possessor unless it is kept under control.
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
One of the most important things to remember about infant care is: don't change diapers in midstream.
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Don Marquis — quotes and aphorisms
We pay for the mistakes of our ancestors, and it seems only fair that they should leave us the money to pay with.