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A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Beware the hobby that eats.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Half a truth is often a great lie.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
Honesty is the best policy.
How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Lost time is never found again.
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones with ingratitude.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
The doors of wisdom are never shut.
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
There are three faithful friends an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Time is money.
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
Well done is better than well said.
Whatever is begun in anger
ends in shame.
When in doubt, don’t.
Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
You may delay, but time will not.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.