A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain. It can be and is often treasured by the recipient for life.
There is a realm where the rainbow never fades
It is undoubtedly true that some people mistake sycophancy for good nature, but it is equally true that many more mistake impertinence for sincerity.
It is, perhaps, a debatable question, whether a person who has always been notoriously in the habit of lying, has a right to tell the truth; it is, of course, the only device by which he can deceive people.
Many a writer seems to think he is never profound except when he can't understand his own meaning.
One of the very best of all earthly possessions is self-possession.
A great many political speeches are literary parricides; they kill their fathers.
We are in favor of tolerance, but it is a very difficult thing to tolerate the intolerant and impossible to tolerate the intolerable.
Some men's ugliness is hard to beat.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty saying are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
Some people seem as if they can never have been children, and others seem as if they could never be anything else.
Prejudice is the twin of illiberality.
Some people use half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
Some people have a peculiar faculty for denying facts.
A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.
Courage, like cowardice, is undoubtedly contagious, but some persons are not liable to catch it.
When a man has been intemperate so long that shame no longer paints a blush upon his cheek, his liquor generally does it instead.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
Some things are better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.
In New York City, the common bats fly only at twilight. Brick-bats fly at all hours.
Some old women and men grow bitter with age; the more their teeth drop out, the more biting they get.
A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself.
Those who think that in order to dress well it is necessary to dress extravagantly or grandly, make a great mistake. Nothing so well becomes true feminine beauty as simplicity.
Some men give as little light in the world as a farthing tallow candle, and when they expire, leave as bad an odor behind them.
Our material possessions, like our joys, are enhanced in value by being shared. Hoarded and unimproved property can only afford satisfaction to a miser.
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