A closed mouth gathers no feet.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on
it. - Charles F. Kettering
Dons Axiom: when all else fails, read the instructions.
When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the
- Winston Churchill
Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.
When in darkness or in doubt, Run in circles, scream and shout.
Always draw your curves then plot the readings.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
- Mark Twain
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
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.
- E. W. Howe
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
- Arnold Bennett
There is no sense arguing with people so stupid they don't know you have
the better of them.
A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with Unicorn.
You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
Things will get worse before they get better.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give
clearer light as to what is best to be done.
- Aaron Burr
We shouldn't put off till tomorrow what we can do today, because if we
enjoy it today, we can do it again tomorrow.
The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone he can
blame it on.
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
No man was ever beaten by being knocked down. A man is beaten because he
doesn't get up.
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the
I'm not completely worthless. I can always serve as a bad example.
One of the most difficult things in the world is to know how to do something correctly, and to watch without comment, somebody else do it incorrectly.
A lot of people spend half their time wishing for things they could have
if they didn't spend half their time wishing.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
- Edgar W. Howe
A man is not old till regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore
Swallowing angry words is much easier than having to eat them.
The wind of anger blows out the light of intelligence.
The person who gets on a high horse is riding for a fall.
Attitudes are a lot like mirrors. Some can make you look and feel so
much better than others.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
Sometimes it's holding on that makes you strong. Sometimes it's letting
Exhilaration is that feeling you get after a great idea hits you, and
just before you realize what's wrong with it.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown
hopeless about them.
Three words sum up what you can count on in life. It goes on.
One of the most useful things you can learn is to yawn with your mouth
closed, or in such a way that people think you are smiling at them.
To be a success socially, you must learn to look interested when you are
The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than
- Ludwig Boerne
If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
- Dale Carnegie
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interrested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interrested in you.
- Dale Carnegie
Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a big ship.
- Benjamin Franklin
Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
- Oliver Wendel Holmes
Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.
- Jane Wells
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
- John F. Kennedy
Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
- Yassir Arafat
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there
worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
- Dale Carnegie
Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfield
Keep up appearances whatever you do.
- Charles Dickens
Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut.
- Daniel Greenberg
Decide promptly, but never give your reasons. Your decisions may be
right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.
- Lord Mansfield
When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the
most disagreeable first.
- Josiah Quincy
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never
- Theodore Roosevelt
If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for
tomorrow morning, sleep late.
- Henny Youngman