The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have great respect for the semi-colon; it’s a useful little chap.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my axe.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.