Success isn't necessarily permanent -- but neither is failure.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
To save time is to lengthen life.
Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes. We are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Genius might well be defined as the ability to makes a platitude sound as though it were an original remark.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.