‘Classic.’ A book which people praise and don’t read. Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times. Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. I can live for two months on a good compliment. If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. Man – a creature made at the end of the week’s work when God was tired. My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water. Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. Necessity is the mother of taking chances. All generalizations are false, including this one. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Man is the only animal that blushes – or needs to. Prosperity is the best protector of principle. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. The lack of money is the root of all evil. The more things are forbidden, the more popular they become. The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it. The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal. When in doubt tell the truth. Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.
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