If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.
We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
If you haven’t time to help youngsters find the right way in life, somebody with more time will help them find the wrong way.
A valuable friend is one who’ll tell you what you should be told, even if it offends you.
The reason there’s so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.
There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.
Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he’s too busy to enjoy.
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
It’s better to recall something you wish you’d said than something you wish you hadn’t.
A habit is something you can do without thinking – which is why most of us have so many of them.
A man’s conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn’t do – but it does not keep him from doing it.
If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.
You can suffocate a thought by expressing it with too many words.
Faith on a full stomach may be simply contentment but if you have it when you’re hungry, it’s genuine.
You may give gifts without caring, but you can’t care without giving.
It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned.
Even if you can’t prevent another’s sorrow, caring will lessen it.
We would be happier with what we have if we weren’t so unhappy about what we don’t’ have
Every adult needs a child to teach; it’s the way adults learn.