Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
I don’t like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
What you see, but can’t see over is as good as infinite.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
There is no such source of error as the pursuit of truth.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it coverts itself into conduct.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.