"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
I always play women I would date.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
Just decide what it's going to be, who you're going to be, how you're going to do it. Just decide. And then, from that point, the universe is going to get out of your way.
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
You can't make a good deal with a bad person.
Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?.
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
A light heart lives long.
Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
As soon as there is life there is danger.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.
Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
I want to be much better. I don't care about being different, but we'll have to be different in some ways to be much better.
Men write many fine and plausible arguments in support of monarchy, but the fact remains that where every man has a voice, brutal laws are impossible.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.