To be free of destructive stress don’t sweat the small stuff and by realizing that all stuff is small.
The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
Life is too short to be taken seriously.
The average person living to age 70 has 613,000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
The more you talk to yourself, the more apt you are to lie.
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.
Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.
Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers – not their minds.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
The guilty catch themselves.
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
We are born brave, trusting and greedy, and most of us remain greedy.
If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
Your life can’t go according to plan if you have no plan.
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
Friendship is love with understanding.
The man who has strong opinions and always says what he thinks is courageous – and friendless.
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admired when it sparkles in the setting of modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive any injury.
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Flattery looks like friendship, just like a wolf looks like a dog.
If a man defrauds you one time, he is a rascal; if he does it twice, you are a fool.
A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don’t believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can’t tell you where their children were last night.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
Faith is like electricity. You can’t see it, but you can see the light.