Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Humility is attentive patience.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.