Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment.
The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
If we admit a thing so extraordinary as the creation of this world, it should seem that we admit something strange, and odd, and new to human apprehension, beyond any other miracle whatsoever.
The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
Any stigma will do to beat a dogma.
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God.
That thing of hell and eternal punishment is the most absurd, as well as the most disagreeable thought that ever entered into the head of mortal man.
Canadians look down on the United States and consider it Hell. They are right to do so. Canada is to the United States what, in Dante’s scheme, Limbo is to Hell.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.