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.
There is a realm where the rainbow never fades
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.
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.
It is undoubtedly true that some people mistake sycophancy for good nature, but it is equally true that many more mistake impertinence for sincerity.
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.
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.
A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.
Some things are better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.
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 bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
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.
We are in favor of tolerance, but it is a very difficult thing to tolerate the intolerant and impossible to tolerate the intolerable.
Many writers profess great exactness in punctuation who never yet made a point.
A good many men and women want to get possession of secrets just as spendthrifts want to get money-for circulation.
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.
Some people use half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
If you woo the company of the angels in your waking hours, they will be sure to come to you in your sleep.
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