"Consider the postage stamp my son: Its usefulness consists in its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there"
"If men were stubborn just in proportion as they were right, stubbornness would take her seat among the virtues; but men are generally stubborn just in proportion as they are ignorant and wrong."
"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles - on her own nose all the time."
"It is the little things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can't dodge a fly."
"It is a very delicate job to forgive a man, without lowering him in his estimations, and yours too."
"Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time."
"The easiest thing for our friends to discover in us, and the hardest thing for us to discover in ourselves, is that we are growing old."
"Show me what a man envies the least in others and I will show you what he has got the most of himself."
"Successful writers learn at last what they should learn at first - to be intelligently simple."
"The happiest time in any man's life is when he is in red-hot pursuit of a dollar with a reasonable prospect of overtaking it."
"The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so."
"The truly innocent are those who not only are guiltless themselves, but who think others are."
"There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them."
"There is no limit to the vanity of this world. Each spoke in the wheel thinks the whole strength of the wheel depends upon it."
"It isn’t so astonishing, the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren’t so."
"A slander is like a hornet; if you cannot kill it dad the first blow, better not strike at it. "