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.
Habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness.
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
it's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.
I have heard that a man might be his own lawyer, but you can't be your own judge.
as everybody knows, truthfulness and agreeable manners are often divorced on the ground of incompatibility.
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.
A pint can't hold a quart - if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
One must desire something to be alive.
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!
Nothing may be more selfish than remorse.
A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
Weakness is a great bully without knowing it.
One must desire something to be alive; perhaps absolute satisfaction is only another name for Death.
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!
conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry.
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!
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.
Anger as well as love casts out 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.
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