I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.
To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.