Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
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If there was no faith there would be no living in this world. We could not even eat hash with any safety.
As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them.
One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Love looks through a telescope envy, through a microscope.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
When you first have a baby your life doesn't change. I mean, you have a little less sleep and you drag these cuddly things around you and it's just amazing. But you still get to be you. Once they get to, like, five, six and school and it starts to get, like, 'Wow, they got real problems. They're my responsibility.' Oh my God. That is overwhelming.
My mother is an amazing woman. Not only did she manage the entire household, she noticed a gift in each of her kids and instilled confidence in all of us that that gift would take us wherever we wanted to go.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.