When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
Most people do not pray; they only beg.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
Very few people can afford to be poor.
My specialty is being right when other people are wrong.
Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like: it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
Is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.