It is the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
A man's home is his wife's castle.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Happiness is like a cloud, if you stare at it long enough, it evaporates.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
The surest way to bring goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for somebody else.
Decide early in life to make your money by selling things that you really believe are good for the customers.
I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
I love life because what more is there.
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.
Follow your honest convictions, and stay strong.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.
Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.
If you're hurting, you need to help somebody else ease their hurt. If you're in pain, help somebody else's pain.
Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.
It comes from saying no to a 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.