Truth is like heat or light; its vibrations are endless, and are endlessly felt.
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it.
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
Twenty-five years ago, Christmas was not the burden that it is now; there was less haggling and weighing, less quid pro quo, less fatigue of body, less weariness of soul; and, most of all, there was less loading up with trash.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
One must desire something to be alive.
Nothing may be more selfish than remorse.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
One must desire something to be alive; perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
If you give way to fear, you'll be a coward; and ... a coward is apt to be a liar. The devil's first name is Fear.
We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business.
There is a bond, it appears, between mother and child which endures as long as they do. It is independent of love; reason cannot weaken it; hate cannot destroy it.
If you are kind to an enemy, you cannot hate him.
as everybody knows, truthfulness and agreeable manners are often divorced on the ground of incompatibility.
I'm not to blame for an old body, but I would be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing.
War is wicked, beause it is murder and hate. And it is foolish, because hate and murder can only destroy people's bodies, not change their minds.
When did Youth ever thank Age for its wisdom?
it's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.
You can't have genius without patience.
Isn't there any statute of limitation in things spiritual? I don't believe any large mind dwells on its sins, any more than on its virtues!
as I get older there is nothing more constantly astonishing to me than the goodness of the Bad; - unless it is the badness of the Good.
... when personal happiness conflicts with any great human ideal, the right to claim such happiness is as nothing compared to the privilege of resigning it.
Hearts don't come when Reason whistles to 'em.
What I object to in Mother is that she wants me to think her thoughts. Apart from the question of hypocrisy, I prefer my own.
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