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.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Be that self which one truly is.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.