Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars and the world will be better for this.
When you're through changing, you're through.
The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage he won't encounter many rivals.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
The innkeeper loves a drunkard, but not for a son-in-law.
So little done, so much to do.
Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Always forgive your enemies nothing annoys them so much.
Prudent people are very happy 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
I speak BASIC to clients, 1-2-3 to management, and mumble to myself.
Despair is like a cable that is buried just under the surface of the ground. You pull it up and pull it up, but that cable just keeps right on going, clear across a field, until you come to a bunch of guys who are burying the cable. Then just walk up to them and go, 'Hey, have you seen Fred' And they'll say, 'Fred who' And you say, 'Fred of snakes' Then cover your ears, because big laughs are coming.
Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.