I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
Fifty percent of the world are women, yet they always seem a novelty.
From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.
Beware of the conversationalist who adds "in other words." He is merely starting afresh.
The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure of speech is too great for his income of ideas.
Truth is the ricochet of a prejudice bouncing off a fact.
Religion is an attempt, a noble attempt, to suggest in human terms more-than-human realities.
Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe.
Friendships do not grow up in any carefully tended and contemplated fashion.... They begin haphazard.
The most interesting persons are always those who have nothing special to do: children, nurses, policemen and actors at 11 o'clock in the morning.
America is still a government of the naive, for the naive, and by the naive. He who does not know this, nor relish it, has no inkling of the nature of his country.
The evening papers print what they do and get away with it because by afternoon the human mind is ruined anyhow.
Between ourselves, there is no such thing, abstractly, as a 'good' book. A book is 'good' only when it meets some human hunger or refutes some human error.
When Abraham Lincoln was murdered The one thing that interested Matthew Arnold Was that the assassin shouted in Latin As he lept on the stage This convinced Matthew There was still hope for America.
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
Truth, like milk, arrives in the dark But even so, wise dogs don't bark. Only mongrels make it hard For the milkman to come up the yard.
Only the sinner has the right to preach.
Be prepared for truth at all hours and in the most fantastic disguises. This is the only safety.
Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man's iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay.
New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
New York is Babylon : Brooklyn is the truly Holy City. New York is the city of envy, office work, and hustle; Brooklyn is the region of homes and happiness.... There is no hope for New Yorkers, for their glory in Their skyscraping sins; but in Brooklyn there is the wisdom of the lowly.
The plural of spouse is spice.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
There are a lot of people who must have the table laid in the usual fashion or they will not enjoy the dinner.
A mind too proud to unbend over the small ridiculosa of life is as painful as a library with no trash in it.
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