Only the poor can know all the disadvantages of poverty. Only the rich can know all the disadvantages of wealth.
When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success.
A mind becomes a detriment when it acquires more intelligence than its integrity can handle.
There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else.
Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose.
The gratification of a thoughtless pleasure soon evaporates; the pleasure of a gratifying thought never ends.
The wheel was invented so we could move faster. Credit was invented so we would have to.
Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
Money was invented
so we could know exactly how much we owe.
A good education prepares a child to be a good employee and a good citizen-in that order, with the importance of the former never exceeding the importance of the latter.
It's hard to see a halo when you're looking for horns.
The prime of life is that fleeting time between green and over-ripe.
Our laws can be friendly to those who obey them, and too often useful to those who don't.
Of all creatures on earth, we humans have the highest level of stupidity.
A figment of the imagination is just a harmless illusion - unless you are victim of it.
One difference between savagery and civilization is a little courtesy. There's no telling what a lot of courtesy would do.
In our nation there are two classes of nobility: the law-abiding workers and the law-abiding employers who sustain each other.
Faith is building on what you know is here so that you can reach what you know is there.
There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; they're called humorists.
If television encouraged us to work as much as it encourages us to do everything else, we could better afford to buy more of everything it advertises.
When we put our best foot forward, the other one had better be good enough to stand on.
Every U.S. citizen owes allegiance to our nation. Some Americans consider that anything less than high treason is allegiance.
Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.
Money can be fickle, having a lasting relationship with a few and a brief fling with others, while just flirting with the rest of us.
The only new ideas that are not subject to our skepticism or suspicion are our own.
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