It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
The most destructive criticism is indifference.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
I never met a man so mean that I was not willing he should admire me.
Most people put off till tomorrow that which they should have done yesterday.
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.
Don't be crazy to do a lot of things you can't do .
You can't do anything unless you do it yourself. And usually you can't do it yourself very well.
I believe in grumbling it is the politest form of fighting known.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
I try to have no plans the failure of which would greatly annoy me. Half the unhappiness in the world is due to the failure of plans which were never reasonable, and often impossible.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
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