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.
Of all the bitter and heavy things in this sorry old world, the not being necessary is the bitterest and heaviest.
weakness is a great bully without knowing it ...
Books are like sapphires; they must be polished - polished! or else you insult your readers.
... in a wicked way, it is an incentive to good living to observe the spice of enjoyment there is to a godly soul in a very little sin.
Absurdity is the one thing love can't stand; it can overlook anything else, -- coldness, or weakness, or viciousness, -- but just be ridiculous and that's the end of it!
There is a bond, it appears, between mother and child which endures as long as they do. It is independent of love; reason cannot weaken it; hate cannot destroy it.
Some time in our lives every man and woman of us, putting out our hands toward the stars, touch on either side our prison walls the immutable limitations of temperament
A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
When it comes to bombshells, there are few that can be more effective than that small, flat, frail thing, a letter.
Lawyers make their cake by cooking up other people's troubles.
a short cut to matrimonial unhappiness is not to have the same taste in jokes!
a manufactured interest has no staying quality - especially if it involves any hard work.
Home is the best place to be sick in.
There is no embarrassment quite like the embarrassment of listening to a person for whom one has a regard making a fool of himself.
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!
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