In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into us.
There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough”
Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern; put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage; put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing; put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it.
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.
Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
Man was created a little lower than the angels, and has been getting lower ever since.
Genius ain't anything more than elegant common sense.
Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven; confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.
Time is like money, the less we have of it to spare the further we make it go.
It is the little things that fret and worry us; you can dodge an elephant, but not a fly.