If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.
I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I’m praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I’m grateful that I’m heard.
Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
He who is infatuated with ‘Man’ leaves persons out of account so far as that infatuation extends, and floats in an ideal, sacred interest. Man, you see, is not a person, but an ideal, a spook.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.
There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
Passion is no respecter of persons. She hardly seems to select her victims.
As for charity, it is a matter in which the immediate effect on the persons directly concerned, and the ultimate consequence to the general good, are apt to be at complete war with one another.
Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.