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.
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 find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
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.
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.
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.
In the order named, these are the hardest to control - wine, women and song.
Money isn't everything, but lack of money isn't anything.
And of all glad words of prose or rhyme, The gladdest are Act while there yet is time
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.
Chaos breeds life, while order breeds success.
Conscience: A small, still voice that makes minority reports.
Remember how excited you were when you turned five years old. Today, you should be 10 times that excited. Happy 50th birthday!
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.
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.
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.
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