Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
Let us not deceive ourselves; we must elect world peace or world destruction.
To me – old age is always ten years older than I am.
Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can’t retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time.
The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.
Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament – disarmament follows peace.
I made my money by selling too soon.
To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
Always do one thing less than you think you can do.
Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.
Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars.
Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
Never follow the crowd.
In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything everynight before you go to bed.
During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
Vote for the man who promises least; he’ll be the least disappointing.
Do not blame anybody for your mistakes and failures.
You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.
Two things are bad for the heart – running up stairs and running down people.
There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure.
If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don’t get all the facts, it can’t be right.
The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren’t still there, he’s no longer a political leader.
We grow neither better or worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.
Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
I never lost money by turning a profit.
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.
We did not all come over on the same ship, but we are all in the same boat.
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
We can’t cross that bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
There is something about inside information which seems to paralyse a man’s reasoning powers.
When good news about the market hits the front page of the New York Times, sell.
Never pay the slightest attention to what a company president ever says about his stock.
If a speculator is correct half of the time, he is hitting a good average. Even being right 3 or 4 times out of 10 should yield a person a fortune if he has the sense to cut his losses quickly on the ventures where he is wrong.
No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him than all the others.
You can overcome anything if you don’t bellyache.
Let us not be deceived we are today in the midst of a cold war.