All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Genius is sorrow's child.