A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
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Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
Content makes poor men rich discontent makes rich men poor.
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that.
Just hit my 75th birthday, I'm feeling great!
We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up until now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future.
The ordinary American - as far as I can tell - knows so much less than he did fifty years ago and has such poor work habits compared with fifty years ago that the average multiplicand of knowledge/capabilities is a much smaller number than it was in 1961.
You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.
Failure is an enigma. You worry about it, and it teaches you something.
The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.