A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
What's the use of inventing a better system as long as there just aren't enough folks with sense to go around?
It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
If we could learn how to utilize all the intelligence and patent good will children are born with, instead of ignoring much of it - why - there might be enough to go around! There might be enough to solve our alarming human problems, to put an end to poverty, to stop waging wars.
The actions of a human being, even of fifteen months of age, may not be without significance to a sympathetic eye.
...there are two ways to meet life; you may refuse to care until indifference becomes a habit, a defensive armor, and you are safe - but bored. Or you can care greatly, live greatly, until life breaks you on its wheel.
If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
Libraries are the vessels in which the seed corn for the future is stored.
Taking somebody's sacrifices is like taking counterfeit money. You're only the poorer.
help that is not positively necessary is a hindrance to a growing organism.
it was always insolent for a common man to take a chair in the presence of a lady - the word LADY, we may be sure, capitalized in her mind, and denoting not sex but rank.
Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
Life takes hold of us with strong hands and makes us greater than we thought.
What a fearfully distracting, perplexing and heart-searching business it is to live.
Father sticks to it that anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky.
there's no such thing as luck. Nothing ever just happens to anybody. ... nothing can really happen to a person till he lets it happen.
You can't wish a body any worse luck than to get what he wants.
There's no healthy life possible without some sensual feeling between the husband and wife, but there's nothing in the world more awful than married life when it's the only common ground.
What is life, but one long risk?
Vermont is the only place in America where I ever hear thrift spoken of with respect.
A mom isn't an individual to lean on, but a person to generate leaning needless.
On New Year's Day every calendar, large and small, has the same number of dates. But we soon learn that the years are of very different lengths.
Compared with more emotional types, Vermonters seem to have few passions. But those they have are great and burning. The greatest is their conviction that without freedom human life is not worth living.
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