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.
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.
Convictions do not imply reasons.
The anger of slow, mild, loving people has a lasting quality that mere bad-tempered folk cannot understand.
The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy.
There's one thing that always interests me about you good people, not your certainty that the rest of us are swine, - no doubt we are, - but your certainty that your opinions are pearls.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
To talk over a quarrel, with its inevitable accompaniment of self-justification, is too much like handling cobwebs to be very successful.
anger as well as love casts out fear ...
I'm not to blame for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing.
Age, per se, may claim tenderness and pity, but not respect; that only comes when the years have brought humanity and wisdom and the experience that worketh hope.
Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation.
Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy.
A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.
nothing is as conventional as adolescence.
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