One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
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Men mourn for what they have lost women for what they ain't got.
Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has.
Learning sleeps and snores in libraries, but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake, on tiptoe.
The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
There are some people so addicted to exaggeration that they can't tell the truth without lying.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
The best time for you to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Most people repent their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.
The serve, I was too young and too small and... not enough powerful to have a good serve when I was young, so my forehand was always my signature shot. So I used to always run around my backhand, you know, use my forehand as much as I could, and so that's why I think it's my strength also today, you know.
I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.
I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it's not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis.
When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.
Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents.
My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.
When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis.
When there is nothing to talk about don't force yourself to say anything because it may land you in trouble.
It’s crazy how people say, "I rely on facts," And believe thier television sets.
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.