Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Life is a foreign language all men mispronounce it.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age.
New York, the nation's thyroid gland.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up
We call a child's mind small simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does
There is only one success -to be able to spend your life in your own way.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning
There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature
Poetry, men attain By subtler pain More flagrant in the brain - An honesty unfeigned, A heart unchained, A madness well restrained
Only the sinner has a right to preach
The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock
Truth is the strong compost in which beauty may sometimes germinate
Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.