Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour.
The way to procure insults is to submit to them. A man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
He who thinks himself wise, O heavens! is a great fool.
Non-praying is lawlessness, discord, anarchy.
Workaholics commit slow suicide by refusing to allow the child inside them to play.
Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.
Tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
Steal the hog, and give the feet for alms.
Mankind's greatest gift... is that we have free choice.
The best bet is to bet on yourself.
Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
Happy the man who gains sagacity in youth, but thrice happy he who retains the fervour of youth in age.
How many opportunities present themselves to a man without his noticing them?
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
We had a very successful trip to Russia we got back.
Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
An arch never sleeps.