Art and science have their meeting point in method.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today.
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.
My father died shortly after I was twenty-one; and being left well off, and having a taste for travel and adventure, I resigned, for a time, all pursuit of the almighty dollar, and became a desultory wanderer over the face of the earth.
There are times when the mirth of others only saddens us, especially the mirth of children with high spirits, that jar on our own quiet mood.
It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
Every man who observes vigilantly and resolves steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.
The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
The man who smokes, thinks like a sage and acts like a Samaritan.
The easiest person to deceive is one's self.