A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
A thief believes everybody steals.
If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Instead of loving your enemies - treat your friends a little better.
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
No man would listen to you talk if he didn't know it was his turn next.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
You needn't love your enemy, but if you refrain from telling lies about him, you are doing well enough.