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.
One must desire something to be alive.
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.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
... is there anything more unjust than to build gold and brass and iron on poor, well-meaning clay, -- and then blame the clay when the whole image falls into dust?
gossip, after it reaches a certain point of insult and falsehood, becomes a source of amusement to its victims.
as I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good.
if you give way to fear, you'll be a coward; and ... a coward is apt to be a liar. The devil's first name is Fear ...
I've always thought the law ought to put on spectacles, it has mighty poor eyesight once in a while.
faith, it seems to me, is not the holding of certain dogmas; it is simply openness and readiness of heart to believe any truth which God may show.
It is useless to deny that, unless one has a genius for imparting knowledge, teaching is a drudgery.
by some mysterious method, Susan Carr's gossip gave the listener a gentler feeling towards his kind. When she spoke of her neighbors' faults, one knew that somehow they were simply virtues gone to seed ...
Grief is the price Love pays for being in the same world with Death.
habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness ...
Age, with shamefaced relief, has learned the solvent quality of Time. It is this quality which makes possible the contemplation of certain embarrassing heavenly reunions ...
Fighting should be left to dogs and cats and chickens, who can't reason.
... safety that depends on an apron-string is very unsafe!
Hearts don't come when Reason whistles to 'em.
... it is curious how fatal it is, either to a situation or to an individual, or even to a name, if in an evil moment it becomes funny.
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