To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way - and the fools know it.
Death tugs at my ear and says, 'Live. I am coming.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Man has his will, but woman has her way.
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Love is the master-key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
I like children; I like 'em, and I respect 'em. Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by them.
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