Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

The man of understanding finds everything laughable.

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment-- but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880)

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.