The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.
Initiative is doing the right things without being told.
He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
Fear clogs; faith liberates.
The church saves sinners, but science seeks to stop their manufacture.
Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.
Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
The man who has no problems is out of the game.
So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
Live truth instead of professing it.
We are punished by our sins, not for them.
We are not punished for our sins, but by them.
Reversing your treatment of the man you have wronged is better than asking his forgiveness.
The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.