The world doesn't come to the clever folks, it comes to the stubborn, obstinate, one-idea-at-a-time people.
Peace is not a passive but an active condition, not a negation but an affirmation.
The one pleasure that never palls is the pleasure of not going to church.
Of one thing the reader can be certain: the more easily anything reads, the harder it has been to write.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
Girls inevitably grew into women, but something of the boy persisted in every man.
I have never learned to say 'gas' for gasoline. It seems to me as absurd as if I were to say 'but' for butter.
Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.
All houses in which men have lived and suffered and died are haunted houses.
Love sees clearly, and seeing, loves on. But infatuation is blind; when it gains sight, it dies.
Men play harder than they work; women work harder than they play.
there is no truly honest autobiography.
... if one can remember without loving, then couldn't one love without remembering?
The greatest weapon in the world ... is ridicule.
A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it's all over.
Every crucial experience can be regarded either as a setback, or the start of a wonderful new adventure, it depends on your perspective!
The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen.
Suspicion is like the rain. It falls on the just and on the unjust.
It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.
People that trust themselves a dozen miles from the city, in strange houses, with servants they don't know, needn't be surprised if they wake up some morning and find their throats cut.
when knowledge comes in at the door, fear and superstition fly out of the window.
I suppose it is because woman's courage is mental and man's physical, that in times of great strain women always make the better showing.
as all women know, there are really no men at all. There are grown-up boys, and middle-aged boys, and elderly boys, and even sometimes very old boys. But the essential difference is simply exterior. Your man is always a boy.
That is the tragedy of growing old, Chris. You don't leave the world. It leaves you.
It's money that brings trouble. It always has and it always will.
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