It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native criminal class except Congress.
We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.
To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.
There is no use in your walking five miles to fish when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful near home.
I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untax
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
In Boston they ask, how much does he know? In New York, how much is he worth? In Philadelphia, who were his parents?
There is an old-time toast which is golden for its beauty. "When you ascend the hill of prosperity may you not meet a friend.