The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.
God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
Polygamy: An endeavour to get more out of life than there is in it.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.
The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and these are ignorance, superstition and incompetence.
The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
The highest reward that God gives us for good work is the ability to do better work.
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.