A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
Every job is good if you do your best and work hard. A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell.
I believe we would be happier to have a personal revolution in our individual lives and go back to simpler living and more direct thinking.
If the members of a home are ill-temperered and quarrelsome, how quickly you feel it when you enter the house. You may not know just what is wrong, but you wish to make your visit short.
In order to thoroughly enjoy anything, one must feel the absence of it at times.
In these days when we feed those who are not hungry, we are stealing from those who are starving, even though the food is our own.
It does not so much matter what happens. It is what one does when it happens that really counts.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Life begins at eighty.
Many a good beginning makes a bad ending.
Money hasn't any value of its own; it represents the stored up energy of men and women and is really just someone's promise to pay a certain amount of that energy.
Never bet your money on another man's game.
No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.
Once you begin being naughty, it is easier to go and on and on, and sooner or later something dreadful happens.
People used to have time to live and enjoy themselves, but there is no time anymore for anything but work, work, work.
Tact does for life just what lubricating oil does for machinery.
That which is the wonder of one age is the commonplace of the next.
The object of all education is to make folks fit to live.
The only stupid thing about words is the spelling of them.
The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
The stream of passing years is like a river with people being carried along in the current. Some are swept along, protesting, fighting all the way, trying to swim back up the stream, longing for the shores that they have passed, clutching at anything to retard their progress, frightened by the onward rush of the strong current and in danger of being overwhelmed by the waters. Others go with the current freely, trusting themselves to the buoyancy of the water...
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for.
The wilderness needs your whole attention.
There is no comfort anywhere for anyone who dreads to go home.
There's no great loss without some small gain.
Vices are simply overworked virtues.
We go lightheartedly on our way, never thinking that by a careless word or two we may have altered the whole course of human lives, for some person will take our advice and use it.
We heap up around us things that we do not need as the crow makes piles of glittering pebbles.
Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do.
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