This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species.
The three most important things a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money, and his religious opinions.