Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.
He is now rising from affluence to poverty.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
When in doubt tell the truth.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one: keep from telling their happinesses to the unhappy.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense.