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.
There is a realm where the rainbow never fades
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.
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.
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
Some old women and men grow bitter with age; the more their teeth drop out, the more biting they get.
Those who think that in order to dress well it is necessary to dress extravagantly or grandly, make a great mistake. Nothing so well becomes true feminine beauty as simplicity.
A friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
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.
Many writers profess great exactness in punctuation who never yet made a point.
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.
A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself.
Some men's ugliness is hard to beat.
Time knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, and night's deep darkness has no chain to bind his rushing pinion.
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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