A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
When you are dealing with a child, keep all your wits about you, and sit on the floor.
Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.
If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
The statesman shears the sheep; the politician skins them.
An Englishmen thinks seated; a Frenchmen standing; an American pacing, an Irishman, afterwards.
Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you.
Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
When walking through the 'valley of shadows,' remember, a shadow is cast by a Light.
A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it.
In levying taxes and in shearing sheep it is well to stop when you get down to the skin.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
God shows his contempt for wealth by the kind of person he selects to receive it.
The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
Sorrow, like rain makes roses and mud.
An essential quality of beauty is aloofness.
A book is like a money-changer: it pays you back in another form what you brint to it.
You cannot build up a character in a solitude; you need a formed character to stand a solitude.
Childhood has no necessary connection with age.
That a mouse of scandal whisks its foolish tail across the church's floor is not sufficient cause for clamorous leaping out of its windows.
There are ten church-members by inheritance for one by conviction.
The most dangerous savages live in cities.
Nations die first in the big cities.
The only original part in a work of art is the infusion of the artist's own character, if he has one.
You are not obliged to put on evening clothes to meet God.
The fear we throw about danger is always as disproportionate as a paternal shirt on an infant.
Every April God rewrites the book of Genesis.
If you keep your eyes so fixed on heaven that you never look at the earth, you will stumble into hell.
A book reviewer is usually a barker before the door of a publisher's circus.
The perjurer's mother told white lies.
The hardest fact in the world to accept is the inevitable mixture of evil with good in all things.
It is as easy to give advice to yourself as to others, and as useless.
Some men, like a wet dog, sprinkle a shower of advice over you when you are least prepared for a bath.
If you snub Conscience a few times she will cut your acquaintance.
Each man's soul is a menagerie where Conscience, the animal-tamer, lives with a collection of wild beasts.
The perfect critic is one ... that sees with the eyes of posterity.
Man and the earth move in orbits: what they did before, they will do again.
Happiness and unhappiness differ as a bucket hammered from gold differs from one pressed in tin ... Each carries the same water.
You cannot chase a dollar and an ideal at the same time.
The collision of a great man with a great idea strikes fire in dry flax.
We must be laid like a brand in the fire ... if we would gain immortal youth.
A sane man often reasons from sound premises; an insane man commonly reasons as well, but the premises are unsound.
Justice and the facade of a temple are seen best from the outside.
Law is the rudder of the ship of state.
Gold is so heavy it settles down upon the lowest souls.
Friends made fast seldom remain fast.