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A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

Never, never, never, never give up.
All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their mistakes.
We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.
Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will look man right in the eye and see his equal.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
It is better to be frightened now than killed hereafter
In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.
Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party.
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
It's no use saying, We are doing our best. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.
He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
True repentance has a double aspect. It looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye.
True repentance is to cease from sinning.
Repentance may be old-fashioned, but it is not outdated so long as there is sin.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
The future is... black.
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
Those who foretell the future lies, even if he tells the truth.
The trouble with the future is that is usually arrives before we're ready for it.
Your past is important, but it is not nearly as important to your present as the way you see your future.
If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your ability to live in the present.
Nothing is as new as something which as been long forgotten.
I never look back, I look forward.
I love my past, I love my present. I am not ashamed of what I have had, and I am not sad because I no longer have it.
I cannot sing the old songs, Or dream those dreams again,
One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
Look back, and smile at perils past.
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.
The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.
Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it.
To design the future effectively, you must first let go of your past.
If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.
To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
Man... cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him.
It is one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it.

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