Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
You do not know what you can miss before you try.
There are hundreds who can stand failure to one who can stand success; the good loser is far more common than the good winner.
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldn't get anyone else to listen to.
To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
I am easily influenced. Compared with me a weather vane is Gibraltar.
Accustomed as I am to public speaking, I know the futility of it.
Money isn't everything, but lack of money isn't anything.
Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.
Nobody can write such ironic things unless he has a deep sense of injustice-injustice to those members of the race who are victims of the stupid, the pretentious and the hypocritical.
Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.
Count the day won, when the earth, turning on its axis, imposes no additional taxes
One man's pointlessness is another's barbed satire.
Prohibition is an awful flop. We like it. It can't stop what it's meant to stop. We like it. It's left a trail of graft and slime It don't prohibit worth a dime It's filled our land with vice and crime, Nevertheless, we're for it.
Life, lift the full goblet--away with all sorrow-- The circle of friendship what freedom would sever? To-day is our own, and a fig for to-morrow-- Here's to the Fourth and our country forever.
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.
If, my dear, you seek to slumber;
Count of stars an endless number;
If you will continue wakeful;
Count the drops that make a lakeful;
Then if vigilance yet above you
Hover, Count the times I love you;
And if slumber sill repel you
Count the times I do not tell you.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
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