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.
I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
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.
One must desire something to be alive.
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.
nothing is as conventional as adolescence.
A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.
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.
Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy.
I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
it's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.
In connection with death, or birth, or love, modesty is only a rather puerile self-consciousness.
conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry.
silence is very moving to youth, for who knows what it hides?
Grandmother belongs to the generation of women who were satisfied to have men retain their vices, if they removed their hats.
we've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business ...
I notice that when people have no sense of responsibility, you call them either criminals or geniuses.
there are few things that are more endearing than the grace of listening with attention; indeed, it is more than endearing, it is impressive - for no one knows what wisdom lies concealed in silence!
nothing may be more selfish than remorse ...
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