“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”

“Classic – a book which people praise and don’t read”

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read”

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)”

"Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."

“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself”

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it”

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time”

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes”