Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.
It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race.
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
No man can be a failure if he thinks he’s a success; If he thinks he is a winner, then he is.
His life, though none too long, Was never dull: Of woman, wine and song Bill had his full.
Write verse, not poetry. The public wants verse. If you have a talent for poetry, then don’t by any means mother it, but try your hand at verse.
I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that’s not too new.
The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There’s where you get down to bedrock and meet human people.
I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life – to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one’s neighbors.