it makes a great difference to a speaker whether he has something to say, or has to say something.
It is often true that those who sit in the wings can see more than the players.
Prohibition is a hard sounding word, worthless as a rallying cry, hard as a locked door or going to bed without your supper.
A wound in a young heart is like a wound in a young tree. It does not grow out. It grows in.
I am one of those irritating people, who hang on to the door-knob after they say good-bye, and will neither come back nor go, always remembering something else which must be said.
Humanity has to travel a hard road to wisdom, and it has to travel it with bleeding feet.
The good is the greatest rival of the best.
Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice, if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on the cake, sweet but not nourishing.
I think this is the greatest and best country in all the world, with its great sunlit spaces and its long long roads, and best of all the roads that are not made yet, and the stories that no one has told because they are too busy living them.
Chivalry is like a line of credit. You can get plenty of it when you do not need it.
Every season of life has its compensations.
The horse on the treadmill may be very discontented, but he is not disposed to tell his troubles, for he cannot stop to talk.
thought without expression is dynamic and gathers volume by repression. Evolution when blocked and suppressed becomes revolution.
Always in Alberta there is a fresh wind blowing.
The middle years of life come on like thunder.
In regard to tenacity of life, no old yellow cat has anything on a prejudice. You may kill it with your own hands, bury it deep, and sit on the grave, and behold! the next day it will walk in at the back door, purring.
War is a crime committed by men and, therefore, when enough people say it shall not be, it cannot be.
The average reader can contemplate with considerable fortitude the sorrows and disappointments of someone else.
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