A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
A great man is the man who does something for the first time.
If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death.
Trees are your best antiques.
A man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.
A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Books are a finer world within the world.