Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
Literature is a luxury fiction is a necessity.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.
It is not bigotry to be certain we are right but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
I believe in getting into hot water it keeps you clean.
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.