Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
If your children look up to you, you’ve made a success of life’s biggest job.
Children begin by loving their parents. As they grow older, they judge them. Sometimes they forgive them.
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm – it was gone.
Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.
Procrastination is the grave, in which opportunity is buried.
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.
Analysis and synthesis ordinarily clarify matters for us about as much as taking a Swiss watch apart and dumping its wheels, springs, hands, threads, pivots, screws and gears into a layman’s hands for reassembling, clarifies a watch to a layman.
Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself.
Neurotics chase after people and jobs they don’t really want, just to prove that they are like everybody else – which is the last thing they really want.
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time – the cemetery.
The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve.
Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world.
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
A good name, like good will, is attained by many actions and may be lost by one.
One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our need from our greed.
Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
“Luck” is a very good word if you put a P before it.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.
The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.
Thinking things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done.
Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force might be in vain.
The secret of success is to do all you can do without thought of success.
Big men become big by doing what they didn’t want to do when they didn’t want to do it.
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure. Try to please everybody.”
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Love is to man an embarrassment, even a word; it is to a woman an excuse for existence, especially the word.
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
If marriage is your object, You’d better start loving your subject.