The most destructive criticism is indifference.

Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.

Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.

The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.

Half the time men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.

Marriage is a good deal like a circus: there is not as much in it as is represented in the advertising.

If a man has money, it is usually a sign, too, that he knows how to take care of it; don't imagine his money is easy to get simply because he has plenty of it.

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.

Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.

A poem is no place for an idea.

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.

Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.