The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
A ‘new thinker’, when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.