Intellectual ''work'' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the ''blessing'' of idleness and won for us the ''curse'' of labor.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
As to the adjective, when in doubt strike it out.
Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are economical in its use.
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay you. If nobody offers within three years, sawing wood is what you were intended for.
Never do wrong when people are looking.
It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise.