This world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.
It ain't what you don't know that gets you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
Words are bullets, and should be used sparingly, aimed toward a target.
Fame is finally only the sum total of all the misunderstandings that can gather around a new name.
It's hard to argue against cynics. They always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side.
Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.
More tears have been shed over men's lack of manners than their lack of morals.
Great necessities call out great virtues.
People seldom live up to their baby pictures.