Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
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One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
It is not all bad, this getting old, ripening. After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash.
I haven't got as much money as some folks, but I've got as much impudence as any of them, and that's the next thing to money.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain't gout.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
The left sees nothing but bigotry and superstition in the popular defense of the family or in popular attitudes regarding abortion, crime, busing, and the school curriculum.
I'm not into politics but I am committed to a cause: ensuring design technology and engineering stays on the U.K. curriculum, alongside science and maths - grounding abstract theory, merging the practical with the academic.
To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself.
Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world.
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water.
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
The giving of love is an education in itself.