Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
If you haven't time to help youngsters find the right way in life, somebody with more time will help them find the wrong way.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
A valuable friend is one who'll tell you what you should be told, even if it offends you.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.
A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.
Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
You can suffocate a thought by expressing it with too many words.
It's better to recall something you wish you'd said than something you wish you hadn't.
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Even if you can't prevent another's sorrow, caring will lessen it.
A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do - but it does not keep him from doing it.
Most of us must learn a great deal every day in order to keep ahead of what we forget.
I would like to be able to admire a man's opinions as I would his dog - without being expected to take it home with me.
Faith on a full stomach may be simply contentment but if you have it when you're hungry, it's genuine.
It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
We would be happier with what we have if we weren't so unhappy about what we don't' have
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