Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt.
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold .. but so does a hard-boiled egg.
To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.
Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it’s what you are expected to give .. which is everything
If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?
He who thinks by the inch and talks by the yard, deserves to be kicked by the foot.
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.
Smile .. It’s the second best thing you can do with your lips.
It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can do is take a complete rest.
An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
You know you’re getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.
There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.
That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly.
Success always occurs in private and failure in full public view.
It’s easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.
The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
The words you speak today should be soft and tender .. for tomorrow you may have to eat them.
Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
Love is my Sword,Goodness my Armor, and Humor my Shield.
We are drowning information and starved for knowledge.
If you make the world a little better, then you have accomplished a great deal.
It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.
Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched.
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.
The engineer’s first problem in any design situation is to discover what the problem really is.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
If you listened hard enough the first time, you might have heard what I meant to say.
The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour.
It’s hard to make a point without making an enemy.
Beware of half truths. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
He who ceases to learn cannot expect to teach.
The heart is wiser than the intellect.
A fellow can’t keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it.
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.