Harlem was the main chance for the east end of New York, for eastsiders, as that real estate boom that took place in the 1890s – and it was a preposterous one where people bought and sold, and everything appreciated with each sale – and eventually, of course, the house of cards would crumble.
The value of a principle is the number of things it will explain.
There is always safety in valor.
Every man in his lifetime needs to thank his faults.
Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
Beauty without expression is boring.