Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
The middle of the road is where the white line is, and that's the worst place to drive.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Home is the place, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people.
To be social is to be forgiving.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
I always entertain great hopes.
Humour is the most engaging cowardice. With it myself I have been able to hold some of my enemy in play far out of gunshot.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or alovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
At bottom the world isn't a joke. We only joke about it to avoid an issue with someone, to let someone know that we know he's there with his questions; to disarm him by seeming to have heard and done justice to his side of the standing argument.