A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom; wait until they have been married longer.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The record does not show that Adam and Eve were ever married.
Common sense is compelled to make its way without the enthusiasm of anyone.
If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
I believe in grumbling; it is the politest form of fighting known.
Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
One has fear in front of a goat in back of a mule and on every side of a fool.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
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.
No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.
When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine that he is polite all the time.
The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
When a man has no reason to trust himself, he trusts in luck.
There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing - but we all do and call it Hope.
There is always a type of man who says he loves his fellow men, and expects to make a living at it.
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.