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Blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, and though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.
There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
In our consumer confidence surveys, we ask people whether they think government economic policy is good, fair, or poor. Increasingly, the answer we get is just plain laughter.
Society is well governed when its people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.
I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
The ship of state is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
It is the duty of government to make it difficult for people to do wrong, easy to do right.
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses.
I have no ambition to govern men. It is a painful and thankless office
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
A government is the only vessel that leaks from the top.
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
If I was your wife Sir, I'd poison you! Madam, if you were my wife, I'd let you!
This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Eating words has never given me indigestion.
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemen's speech is that making a profit is a sin. It is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss!
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
The nose of the bulldog has been slanted backwards so that he can breathe without letting go.
No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
I have been brought up and trained to have the utmost contempt for people who get drunk.
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
I was not the lion, but it fell to me to give the lion's roar.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.
Though the people support the government; the government should not support the people.
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
Read Homer once, and you can read no more. For all books else appear so mean, and so poor. Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, and Homer will be all the books you need.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Authors have established it as a kind of rule, that a man ought to be dull sometimes; as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
The friendships of the world are oft confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasures.
As vivacity is the gift of women, gravity is that of men.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below.
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Never judge a book by its movie.
You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice.
A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
Nothing hath separated us from God but our own will, or rather our own will is our separation from God.
I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.
Among the attributes of God, although they are equal, mercy shines with even more brilliance than justice.
To know the will of God is the greatest knowledge! To do the will of God is the greatest achievement.
Each person, makes their own terrible passion their God.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.
If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
God hath entrusted me with myself.
Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.
Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
Man proposes, but God disposes.
One and God make a majority.
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
People are much more willing to lend you books than bookcases.
My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
The reason a writer writes a book is to forget a book and the reason a reader reads one is to remember it.
To read too many books is harmful.
Theology is a science of mind applied to God.
Theology is but our ideas of truth classified and arranged.
Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.
As the grace grows nearer my theology is growing strangely simple, and it begins and ends with Christ as the only Savior of the lost.
God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.
Good government is the outcome of private virtue.

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