God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
A virtue to be serviceable must, like gold, be alloyed with some commoner, but more durable alloy.
A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better, Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing, it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.
If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.
The true university of these days is a collection of books.