What is the meaning of ‘gossip?’ Doesn’t it originate with sympathy, an interest in one’s neighbor, degenerating into idle curiosity and love of tattling? Which is worse, this habit, or keeping one’s self so absorbed intellectually as to forget the sufferings and cares of others, to lose sympathy through having too much to think about?
Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
In question-and-answer sessions after a reading or during an interview, I forget the question if I’m giving too long an answer. And at the end, I can’t remember any of the questions. The more anxious I am about remembering, the more likely I am to forget.
Don’t forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion.
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
My books don’t sell anymore. There are many reasons why they don’t sell, but one of the reasons is because people don’t read anymore. Forget about reading books of detail – they don’t read at all.
Good advice is one of those injuries which a good man ought, if possible, to forgive, but at all events to forget at once.
That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget.