The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly-timed pause.
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.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.
The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried, and smelted, and polished, and glorified through the furnace of tribulation.
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want.