It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
The people who fight fire with fire, usually end up with ashes.
The axe forgets, but the tree remembers.
The tired wisdom of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
We believe in equal respect for all faiths.
There is some wisdom in taking a gloomy view, in looking upon the world as a kind of Hell, and in confining one’s efforts to securing a little room that shall not be exposed to the fire.
If we suspect that a man is lying, we should pretend to believe him; for then he becomes bold and assured, lies more vigorously, and is unmasked.
Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
A man can learn wisdom even from a foe.
That man is sharp who can say what he wants in a minimum of words.
You should not decide until you have heard what both have to say.
Ignorance can be cured, but stupidity is forever.
Even from enemies much can be learned by the intelligent, More in fact than from our friends.
Do not take a blind guide.
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.