To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Science is the topography of ignorance.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
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