A man's action is only a picture book of his creed.
The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful - my personal life suffers.
Extremely foolish advice is likely to be uttered by those who are looking at the laboring vessel from the land
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
What a blessing this smoking is! Perhaps the greatest that we owe to the discovery of America
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
An official man is always an official man, and he has a wild belief in the value of reports
Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
Those who never philosophized until they met with disappointments, have mostly become disappointed philosophers
Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss -- a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Experience is the extract of suffering.
The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
Every happiness is a hostage to fortune.
Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.
The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.