Get place and wealth, if possible with grace; If not, by any means get wealth and place.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
They can because they think they can.
All business proceeds on beliefs, on judgements of probabilities, and not on certainties.
All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every living organism to live beyond its income.
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
Fraily, thy name is woman!
I don't follow precedent, I establish it.
It may be that those who do most, dream most.
The minds of people are so cluttered up with every-day living these days that they don't, or won't, take time out for a little prayer-for mental cleansing, just as they take a bath for physical, outer cleansing. Both are necessary.
Next to genius is the power of feeling where true genius lies.
One matter Englishmen don't think in the least funny is their happy consciousness of possessing a deep sense of humour.
Exchange is creation.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
Failure is not in losing, but in no longer believing that winning is worthwhile.
From the moment we walk out the door until we come back home our sensibilities are so assaulted by the world that we have to soak up as much love as we can get, simply to arm ourselves.
It is nonsense to speak of 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. To a hungry man it is, rightly, more important that he eat than that he philosophize.
Men have a much better time of it than women. For one thing, they marry later. For another thing, they die earlier.
Every man paddles his own canoe.
The world doesn't come to the clever folks, it comes to the stubborn, obstinate, one-idea-at-a-time people.