How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
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