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.
it's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.
Habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness.
I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.
The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion.
I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
as everybody knows, truthfulness and agreeable manners are often divorced on the ground of incompatibility.
Nothing may be more selfish than remorse.
there are few things that are more endearing than the grace of listening with attention; indeed, it is more than endearing, it is impressive - for no one knows what wisdom lies concealed in silence!
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.
One must desire something to be alive; perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
One must desire something to be alive.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
Weakness is a great bully without knowing it.
A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
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.
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.
men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them.
the profession of the ministry is like matrimony: if it is possible for you to keep out of it, it's a sign that you've no business to go into it!
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.
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!
conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry.
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