To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.