Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.

I never lost money by turning a profit.

A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.

We can't cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.

If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament - disarmament follows peace.

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.

We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.

Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.

You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.

Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.

We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.

Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.

The sinews of war are five - men, money, materials, maintenance (food) and morale.

During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.

Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.

Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.

When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell.

The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.

Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.

Always do one thing less than you think you can do.

Never follow the crowd.

Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.

Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others.

There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.

Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.

You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache.

If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right.

If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.

There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.

Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.

I made my money by selling too soon.

No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.

Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.

A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.