Difference between savage and civilized man: one is painted, the other gilded.
If we were meant to talk more than listen, we would have two mouths and one ear.
Our consciences take no notice of pain inflicted on others until it reaches a point where it gives pain to us.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. 1
Presbyterianism without infant damnation would be like the dog on the train that couldn't be identified because it had lost its tag.
Man is without doubt the most interesting fool there is. He concedes that God made the angels immune from pain and death, and that he could have been similarly kind to man, but denies that he was under any moral obligation to do so.
Wheresoever she was, there was Eden.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
The problem with education is school.
The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
It is a pity we can't escape from life when we are young.
If Christ were here there is one thing he would not beâ€”a Christian.
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got - the ballot box.
I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time is come I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake.
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
I have made it a rule never to smoke more that one cigar at a time.
Patriotism is usually the refuge of the scoundrel. He is the man who talks the loudest.
We adore titles and heredities in our hearts and ridicule them with our mouths. This is our democratic privilege.
What do you think of the human mind? I mean, in case you think there is a human mind.
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the
He could charm an audience an hour on a stretch without ever getting rid of an idea.
There is nothing but that frail breastwork of earth between the people and destruction.
We must put up with clothes as they are they have their reason for existing. They are on us to expose us to advertise what we wear them to conceal.
A sin takes on a new and real terror when there seems a chance that it is going to be found out.
My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.
We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.
A man may plan as much as he wants to, but nothing of consequence is likely to come of it until the magician circumstance steps in and takes the matter off his hands.
The heart is the real fountain of youth.