Truth is like heat or light; its vibrations are endless, and are endlessly felt.
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
Twenty-five years ago, Christmas was not the burden that it is now; there was less haggling and weighing, less quid pro quo, less fatigue of body, less weariness of soul; and, most of all, there was less loading up with trash.
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.
men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them.
You can't have genius without patience.
One must desire something to be alive; perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
One must desire something to be alive.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
There is no embarrassment quite like the embarrassment of listening to a person for whom one has a regard making a fool of himself.
... some of the things floating about in the Well of Memory are not worth recording.
... when personal happiness conflicts with any great human ideal, the right to claim such happiness is as nothing compared to the privilege of resigning it.
The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion ...
Home is the best place to be sick in.
habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness ...
the attempt to break a habit of years is necessarily experimental.
a great moment raises most of the people who experience it, to its own level; and that is why they do not always recognize its greatness - or their own.
Nature is perfectly impartial. Brain has no sex!
Isn't there any statute of limitation in things spiritual? I don't believe any large mind dwells on its sins, any more than on its virtues!
... there must be reserves -- except with God. The human soul is solitary. But for confession that is different; justice and reparation sometimes demand it; but, again, justice and courage sometimes forbid it.
When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom?
... if a man really and truly believed that black was white, you might advise him to see an oculist, but you mustn't call him a liar.
If you are kind to an enemy, you cannot hate him.
... Love never forgets; or if it does, it is an imperfect love, like the beautiful love of a dog, faithful and unreasoning.
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