The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.
Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It’s a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play.
I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too.
I’ve learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
All good poetry is forged slowly and patiently, link by link, with sweat and blood and tears.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Sanity is madness put to good use.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.