A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain. It can be and is often treasured by the recipient for life.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty saying are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
It is undoubtedly true that some people mistake sycophancy for good nature, but it is equally true that many more mistake impertinence for sincerity.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
A great many political speeches are literary parricides; they kill their fathers.
Some men give as little light in the world as a farthing tallow candle, and when they expire, leave as bad an odor behind them.
Our material possessions, like our joys, are enhanced in value by being shared. Hoarded and unimproved property can only afford satisfaction to a miser.
One of the very best of all earthly possessions is self-possession.
There is a realm where the rainbow never fades
Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.
In New York City, the common bats fly only at twilight. Brick-bats fly at all hours.
Some things are better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.
A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.
When a man has been intemperate so long that shame no longer paints a blush upon his cheek, his liquor generally does it instead.
Much smoking kills live men and cures dead swine.
Gone! gone forever!-like a rushing wave
Another year has burst upon the shore
Of earthly being-and its last low tones,
Wandering in broken accents in the air,
Are dying to an echo.
It seems no more than right that men should seize time by the forelock, for the rude old fellow, sooner or later, pulls all their hair out.
A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.
The waves Of the mysterious death-river moaned; The tramp, the shout, the fearful thunder-roar Of red-breathed cannon, and the wailing cry Of myriad victims, filled the air.
A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
Prejudice is the twin of illiberality.
The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
A good many men and women want to get possession of secrets just as spendthrifts want to get money-for circulation.
Courage, like cowardice, is undoubtedly contagious, but some persons are not liable to catch it.
It is, perhaps, a debatable question, whether a person who has always been notoriously in the habit of lying, has a right to tell the truth; it is, of course, the only device by which he can deceive people.
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