There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
Men talk of "finding God," but no wonder it is difficult; He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him.
Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink That is the finest of suppers, I think When I'm grown up and can have what I please, I think I shall always insist upon these.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.
What is the virtue and service of a book? Only to help me live less gingerly and shabbily.
We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
We call a child's mind 'small' simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
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