Well done is better than well said.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. Your have to catch up with it yourself.
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.
Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of an author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Work as if you were to live one hundred years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be without it?
Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.
Success has ruined many a man.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Human felicity is produced not so much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
A little neglect may breed great mischief. ... For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the battle was lost; for want of the battle, the war was lost.
Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.