If there be no enemy there’s no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.
It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
To live is like to love – all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
There is always a certain leap of faith that editors have made with their nonfiction writers. If the trust is broken, things can get very embarrassing for the writers and the publisher.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.