Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
'And yet,' demanded Councilor Barlow, 'what's he done Has he ever done a day's work in his life What great cause is he identified with' 'He's identified,' said the first speaker, 'with the great cause of cheering us all up.'
The moment you're born you're done for.
It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
The price of justice is eternal publicity
Women are strange and incomprehensible, a device invented by Providence to keep the wit of man well sharpened by constant employment
All wrong-doing is done in the sincere belief that it is the best thing to do
The real tragedy is the tragedy of the man who never in his life braces himself for his one supreme effort, who never stretches to his full capacity, never stands up to his full stature
There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.
Anthology construction is one of the pleasantest hobbies that a person who is not mad about golf and bridge - that is to say, a thinking person - can possibly have
Literature exists so that where one man has lived finely ten thousand may afterward live finely