Too many critics mistake the deliberations of the Congress for its decisions.
You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
If you want to get along, go along.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is.
Poverty only tries men's souls. It is loneliness that breaks the heart.
They may be just as intelligent as you say. But I'd feel a helluva lot better if just one of them had ever run for sheriff.
There's no education in the second kick of a mule
Readiness for opportunity makes for success. Opportunity often comes by accident; readiness never does.
No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.
Last Update: 4 October 2022
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