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.
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.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A person preaches well that lives well.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.