Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
Even if the doctor does not give you a year, even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Every man has a sane spot somewhere.
Every one lives by selling something.
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.
He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.
I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.