I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Heaven grant us patience with a man in love.
All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.
Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Everyone is more or less mad on one point.
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.
It's clever, but is it Art?
A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.
If I were hanged on the highest hill, Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine! I know whose love would follow me still Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine!
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
I have struck a city - a real city - and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.