Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
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.
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.
To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
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.
As we see censorship it is a stupid giant traffic policeman answering "Yes" to "Am I my brother's copper?" He guards a one-way street and his semaphore has four signs, all marked "stop.
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.
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.
One man's pointlessness is another's barbed satire.
If a man keeps his trap shut, the world will beat a path to his door.
We deny that it is fun to be saving. It is fun to be prodigal. Go to the butterfly, thou parsimonious sluggard; consider her ways and get wise.
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
There is no accounting for tastes, as the woman said when someone told her her son was wanted by the police.
I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best.
While the work or play is on, it is a lot of fun if while you are doing one you don't constantly feel that you ought to be doing the other.
An extravagance is something you buy which is no earthly use to your wife.
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.
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