A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas.
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.