If you only look at the past you have your back turned away from your future.
What man does not understand, he fears and what he fears, he destroys.
The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one looking back at you through the mirror.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye
Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.
An expert knows all the answers .. if you ask the right questions.
The hardest work in the world is that which should have been done yesterday.
How to win a case in court: If the law is on your side, pound on the law; if the facts are on your side, pound on the facts; if neither is on your side, pound on the table.
Adolescence is the stage between infancy and adultery.
Any new venture goes through the following stages: enthusiasm, complication, disillusionment, search for the guilty, punishment of the innocent, and decoration of those who did nothing.
Mankind’s worst enemy is fear of work.
Behind every successful man there are usually a lot of unsuccessful years.
The written word can be erased – not so with the spoken word.
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
It is with a word as with an arrow – once let it loose and it does not return.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.
A novel is a piece of prose of a certain length with something wrong with it.
Minds are like parachutes .. they only function when open.
On Thanksgiving Day all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment .. halftime.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
Prayer doesn’t change things. It changes people and they change things.
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong. It is easier to admire hard work if you don’t do it.
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.
Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through.
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
This life is a test. It is only a test. Had this been an actual life, you would have received further instructions as to what to do and where to go.
Never argue with a fool. Listeners can’t tell which is which.
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
It isn’t easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.
“What made the deepest impression upon you?” inquired a friend one day of Lincoln, “when you stood in the presence of the Falls of Niagara, the greatest of natural wonders?” … “The thing that stuck me most forcibly when I saw the Falls,” Lincoln responded with the characteristic deliberation, “was where in the world did all that water come from?”