Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.
I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
编辑 / 徐晓燕
来源 / 世界名著每日读