Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.
— E. W. Howe
The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
A man will do more for his stubbornness than for his religion or his country.
A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
Everyone suffers wrongs for which there is no remedy.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
A thief believes everybody steals.
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
To be an ideal guest, stay at home.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
The most destructive criticism is indifference.
For every quarrel a man and wife have before others, they have a hundred when alone.
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.