Praise is well, compliment is well, but affection-that is the last and most precious reward that any man can win, whether by character or achievement.
To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Children have but little charity for one another's defects
A man who carries a cat by the tail is getting experience that will always be helpful. He isn't likely to grow dim or doubtful. Chances are, he isn't likely to carry the cat that way again, either. But if he wants to, I say let him!
Imagine, if you will, that I am an idiot. Then, imagine that I am also a Congressman. But, alas, I repeat myself.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.
Writing is the easiest thing in the world.... Just try it sometime. I sit up with a pipe in my mouth and a board on my knees and I scribble away.
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
There are those who imagine that the unlucky accidents of lifeÂ—life's "experiences"Â—are in some way useful to us. I wish I could find out how. I never know one of them to happen twice. They always change off and swap around and catch you on your inexperienced side.
Doesn't make any difference who we are or what we are, there's always somebody to look down on.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.
France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.
Love is madness, if thwarted it develops fast.
I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
I have spent most of my time worrying about things that have never happened. Worrying is not an action! In fact, it is action that alleviates concern and dissipates worries. Take more actions when you feel that worry is creeping in to steal your time. It need not be a huge action, any action in the
Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
The trouble is not in dying for a friend, but in finding a friend worth dying for.
Priapism is what happens when someone gets strangulated to the point of hypoxia.
Only when a republic's life is in danger should a man uphold his government when it is wrong. There is no other time.
I have been on the verge of being an angel all my life, but it's never happened yet.
The best minds will tell you that when a man has begotten a child he is morally bound to tenderly care for it, protect it from hurt, shield it from disease, clothe it, feed it, bear with its waywardness, lay no hand upon it save in kindness and for its own good, and never in any case inflict upon it
A powerful agent is the right word: it lights the reader's way and makes it plain.
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. Mark T
She remained both girl and woman to the last day of her life. Under a grave and gentle exterior burned inextinguishable fires of sympathy, energy, devotion, enthusiasm, and absolutely limitless affection.
My advice to girls: first, don't smoke - to excess; second, don't drink - to excess; third, don't marry - to excess.
There's always a hole in theories somewhere if you look close enough.
It is wiser to find out than to suppose.