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.
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.
A great many political speeches are literary parricides; they kill their fathers.
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.
If you woo the company of the angels in your waking hours, they will be sure to come to you in your sleep.
Some people have a peculiar faculty for denying facts.
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.
Prudery is often immodestly modest; its habit is to multiply sentinels in proportion as the fortress is less threatened.
Courage, like cowardice, is undoubtedly contagious, but some persons are not liable to catch it.
What some name well being, if bought by perpetual nervousness about weight loss plan, is not a lot better than tedious illness.
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.
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.
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.
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