You know that kind of quiver that trembles around through you when you are seeing something so strange and enchanting and wonderful that it is just a fearful joy to be alive and look at it; and you know how you gaze, and your lips turn dry and your breath comes short, but you wouldn't be anywhere bu
If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it.
It liberates the vandal to travel-you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction.
Thanksgiving Day - Let all give humble, hearty, and sincere thanks, now, but the turkeys. In the island of Fiji they do not use turkeys, they use plumbers. It does not become you and me to sneer at Fiji.
what is joy without sorrow? what is success without failure? what is a win without a loss? what is health without illness? you have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. there is always going to be suffering. itâ€™s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will def
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
The spirit of Christianity proclaims the brotherhood of the race and the meaning of that strong word has not been left to guesswork, but made tremendously definite - the Christian must forgive his brother man all crimes he can imagine and commit, and all insults he can conceive and utter - forgive t
Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.
My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.
Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the
Ignorance is not, not knowing something. It is knowing what isn't so.
[Do you worry unnecessarily about the future? Remember most fears are just False Evidence Appearing Real. Don't let unfounded fears rob you of the joys of life or you too will say...] There has been much tragedy in my life; [and] at least half of it actually happened.
They did not know it was impossible so they did it
Worrying is like paying a debt you don't owe.
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat. Mark Twai
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
There are no standards of taste in wine... Each man's own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard.
It is so unsatisfactory to read a noble passage and have no one you love at hand to share the happiness with you. And it is unsatisfactory to read to one's self anyhow - for the uttered voice so heightens the expression.
Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people.
I was in one of the most grand attitudes I ever struck, with my arm stretched up pointing to the sun. It was a noble effect. You could see the shudder sweep the mass like a wave.
The art of prophecy is very difficult, especially with respect to the future.
The truth is a precious commodity. That's why I use it so sparingly.
Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.
It's a good thing for a dog to have fleas; keeps his mind off being a dog.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
[The Bible is] a mass of fables and traditions, mere mythology.
Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in God after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement.If the cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put t