"Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt."
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"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
"We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go."
"Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well."
"If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances."
"One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty."
"I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly."
"Oh that wisdom was half as zealous for converts as ridicule."
"Resort is had to ridicule only when reason is against us."
"Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit."
"Ridicule often checks what is absurd, and fully as often smothers that which is noble."
"When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him."
"Right is its own defense."
"Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right."
"A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take away from you."
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
"Be always sure your are right, then go ahead."
"The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right."
"Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time."
"Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having."
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