The more I deal in it, the surer I am that human nature is all of the same critter, but that there’s a heap of choice in the cuts.
True love is not only blind, but too gallant to ask a lady’s age.
When the tongue lies, the eyes tell the truth.
Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don’t want to set him down as a failure till he’s dead or loses his courage.
When a fellow’s got what he set out for in this world, he should go off into the woods for a few weeks now and then to make sure that he’s still a man, and not a plug-hat and a frock-coat and a wad of bills.
You’ll find that education’s about the only thing lying around loose in this world, and that it’s about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he’s willing to haul away. Everything else is screwed down tight and the screw-driver lost.
Books are all right, but dead men’s brains are no good unless you mix a live one’s with them.
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
Never ask a man what he knows, but what he can do.
There are two unpardonable sins in this world — success and failure.
It’s all right when you are calling on a girl or talking with friends after dinner to run a conversation like a Sunday-school excursion, with stops to pick flowers; but in the office your sentences should be the shortest distance possible between periods.
A fellow and his business should be bosom friends in the office and sworn enemies out of it.