Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
If you want a thing done, go - if not, send.
God helps them that helps themselves.
To be thrown upon one's own resources is to be cast into the very lap of fortune, for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
Those things that hurt, instruct.
All would live long, but none would be old.
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.
A child thinks twenty shillings and twenty years can scarce ever be spent.
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one, then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and cancelling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Ambition has its disappointments to sour us, but never the good fortune to satisfy us.
A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave con-tently.
If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.