The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten
"Classic": A book which people praise but don't read.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
[Education] consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
Nations do not think, they only feel. They get their feelings at second hand through their temperaments, not their brains. A nation can be brought -- by force of circumstances, not argument -- to reconcile itself to any kind of government or religion that can be devised; in time it will fit itself to the required conditions; later it will prefer them and will fiercely fight for them.
Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain
I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
The offspring of riches: Pride, vanity, ostentation, arrogance, tyranny
New Year's Day - Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
It is better to give than receive- especially advice
We [Americans] are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.
His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole in it anywhere