Some people are born to lift heavy weights, some are born to juggle golden balls.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Heroes are very human, most of them; very easily touched by praise.
People are either born hosts or born guests.
Only the insane take themselves seriously.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
Death cancels all engagements.
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best. Genius must always have lapses proportionate to its triumphs.
There is much to be said for failure. It is much more interesting than success.
No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.
You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
Nobody ever died of laughter.
When hospitality becomes an art it loses its very soul.
To mankind in general Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people.
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
But to die of laughter--this, too, seems to me a great euthanasia.
There is much virtue in a window. It is to a human being as a frame is to a painting, as a proscenium to a play, as 'form' to literature. It strongly defines its content.
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.
A hundred eyes were fixed on her, and half as many hearts lost to her.
Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.
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