What is a Communist? One who hath yearnings For equal division of unequal earnings, Idler or bungler, or both, he is willing, To fork out his copper and pocket your shilling.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: 'There is very little difference between one man and another, but what there is is very important.'
That man is blest who does his best and leaves the rest.
The best mirror is an old friend.
Speech is civilization itself.
Never get married in the morning, because you never know who you'll meet that night.
Give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we may be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune, and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to anther.
Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
Almost anything carried to its logical extreme becomes depressing, if not carcinogenic.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
All punishment is mischief. All punishment in itself is evil.
Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God's work. Praying hearts and hands only can do God's work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.
In small settlements everyone knows your affairs. In the big city, everyone does not - only those you choose to tell will know about you. This is one of the attributes of cities that is precious to most city people.
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villainous - licentious - abominable - infernal - not that I ever read them - no - I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.
The present is the symbol and vehicle of the future.
There is no respect of persons with God.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as of getting.