People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
One of the surprising things in this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
As a man handles his troubles during the day, so he goes to bed at night a General, Captain, or Private.
Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
You may easily play a joke on a man who likes to argue -- agree with him.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
Fishing seems to be the favorite form of loafing.
Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them...