Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Men are only as great as they are kind.
If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.
Life in abundance comes only through great love.
We work to become, not to acquire.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed- there's so little competition.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Live truth instead of professing it.
Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
It is easy to get everything you want, provided you first learn to do without the things you cannot get.
Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.
The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
The man who has no problems is out of the game.
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.