Anyone who pretends not to be interested in money is either a fool or a knave.
Take things as they come. Take things as they are. What does it matter? There's one end to everything.
Most of the things one worries about never happen.
The fact is, for most of us, what happens to ourselves is so much more important than what happens to other people that the smallest mote in our own eye will prevent us from being unduly harrowed by someone else's beam.
It is always better to say too little than too much.
You cannot divide minds into sexes. Each human being presents an individual problem.
Once a suggestion has entered the general atmosphere of human thought, it is very difficult to neutralise it.
Too much information can be as disconcerting as too little.
The fact is, people who don't have any misfortunes are very irritating to their neighbours. No opportunities for popping in with condolences and new-laid eggs. No visits to the afflicted. No opportunities for the milk of human kindness to flow. Naturally it doesn't.
A lie that is half a truth is ever the hardest to fight.
when married people begin to talk about their rights, it means something has gone pretty far wrong between them.
husbands and wives quarrel a lot more than anyone thinks, and it's oftener about little things than big ones ...
It's surprising how soon you can get used to having money. It's much easier than getting used to not having it.
happy people have got something to give to the world.
it isn't good tactics to ask for something that you know will be refused.
Any road is bound to arrive somewhere if you follow it far enough
I do not approve of children being beaten. It is always a confession of failure.
if you cannot get what you want, common sense suggests that you should put your mind to wanting what you can get.
Anger was both a disfiguring and a revealing passion.
Mary Stuart wrote, 'My end is in my beginning.' It is easier to agree with her than to decide what is the beginning, and what is the end.
Children want one thing at a time, and want that one thing passionately.
One cannot withdraw from the life of the community. Injury to one member of it cannot fail to be the concern of all.
It is the man who is sure of himself who disregards the opinion of the world. To be sure is to have power.
Being in a rage was rather like being out in a thunderstorm - you couldn't hear yourself think.
Emotion which you do not share can become intolerable.
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