Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest – never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude.
Maturity: Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.
Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Too many people today know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Class can ‘walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.’ Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you’re the one.
The Lord gave us two ends – one to sit on and the other to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.
No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
You need that guy like a giraffe needs strep throat.
I advise keeping four feet on the floor and all hands on deck.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.
Class is the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
Know when to tune out, if you listen to too much advice you may wind up making other peoples mistakes.
The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.
I don’t believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is.
Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.
Class is real. It can’t be faked.