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
A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.
Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.
Prejudice is the twin of illiberality.
In New York City, the common bats fly only at twilight. Brick-bats fly at all hours.
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.
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.
A pin has as much head as some authors and a good deal more point.
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.
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.
What some name well being, if bought by perpetual nervousness about weight loss plan, is not a lot better than tedious illness.
Remorseless time! fierce spirit of the glass and scythe,--what power can stay him in his silent course, or melt his iron heart with pity!
Time knows not the weight of sleep or weariness, and night's deep darkness has no chain to bind his rushing pinion.
Some men's ugliness is hard to beat.
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.
He is a first-rate collector who can, upon all occasions, collect his wits.
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 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 friend you have to buy won't be worth what you pay for him.
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