There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Boards don't hit back.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.