It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.