A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.
And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.