The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward.

There is no failure except in no longer trying.

Life is unrest, and its passage at best a zigzag course, that only straightens to a direct line when viewed across the years.

Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

Science is simply the classification of the common knowledge of the common people. It is bringing together the things we all know and putting them together so we can use them. This is creation and finds its analogy in Nature, where the elements are combined in certain ways to give us fruits or flowers or grain.

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?

Christianity supplies a Hell for the people who disagree with you and a Heaven for your friends.

The artist needs no religion beyond his work.

Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.

Character is the result of two things: mental attitude and the way we spend our time.

Life is just one damned thing after another.

I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love...I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts.

It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.

The love we give away is the only love we keep.

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive.

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.

Religions are many and diverse but reason and goodness are one.

One grows to the belief that, while woman's glory is in her hair, man's glory is to defeat some one. And if he can 'defeat with great slaughter' his monument is twice as high as if he had only visited on his brother man a plain undoing.

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

Football: A sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

The graveyards are full of people the world could not do without.

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true.

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.

The man who has no problems is out of the game.

The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.

No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.

Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.

True life lies in laughter, love and work.

The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia.

A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares.

Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.

The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

We are punished by our sins, not for them.

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.

You gain by giving—so give sympathy and cheerful loyalty to the institution. Be proud of it.