A long sea implies an uniform and steady motion of long and extensive waves; on the contrary, a short sea is when they run irregularly, broken, and interrupted; so as frequently to burst over a vessel’s side or quarter.
Now is the age of anxiety.
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.
The battle was first waged over the right of the Negro to be classed as a human being with a soul; later, as to whether he had sufficient intellect to master even the rudiments of learning; and today it is being fought out over his social recognition.
Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
On all the peaks lies peace.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.