Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.