I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
Defer not till tomorrow to be wise, tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
In much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
The laboring man and the artificer knows what every hour of his time is worth, and parts not with it but for the full value.
It is more easy to get a favor from fortune than to keep it.
There are no credentials. They do not even need a medical certificate. They need not be sound either in body or mind. They only require a certificate of birth -just to prove they are first of the litter. You would not choose a Spaniel on these principles. (On aristocracy)
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.
My father never lived to see his dream come true of an all-Yiddish-speaking Canada.
In Maine we have a saying that there's no point in speaking unless you can improve on silence.
True friends ... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is at all times? A widow.
Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
Of my friends I am the only one I have left.
A miss for pleasure, and a wife for breed.
There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they were born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
You can never plan the future by the past.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.