Ninety percent of the friction of daily life is caused by tone of voice.
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going… Concentrate on something useful.
Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.
The price of Justice is eternal publicity.
I do want an expensive honeymoon. Not because I’m extravagant, but because a honeymoon is a solemn, important thing … a symbol. And it ought to be done — well, adequately.
Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible, without it nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it.
The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.
One of the chief things which my typical man has to learn is that the mental faculties are capable of a continuous hard activity; they do not tire like an arm or a leg. All they want is change – not rest, except in sleep.
At moments we are all artists.
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.