A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
A lot of voters always cast their ballot for the candidate who seems to them to be one of the people. That means he must have the same superstitions, the same unbalanced prejudices, and the same lack of understanding of public finances that are characteristic of the majority. A better choice would be a candidate who has a closer understanding and a better education than the majority. Too much voting is based on affability rather than on ability.
Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life.
Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
Experience seems to be the only thing of any value that's widely distributed.
If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
If we conducted ourselves as sensibly in good times as we do in hard times, we could all acquire a competence.
If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us.
It must be terrible to have to live among people and not like human nature.