Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.
Books think for me.
The most mortifying infirmity in human nature ... is, perhaps, cowardice.
'Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.
Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral.
I have sat through an Italian opera, til, for sheer pain, and inexplicable anguish, I have rushed out into the noisiest places of the crowded street, to solace myself with sounds which I was not obliged to follow and get rid of the distracting torment of endless, fruitless, barren attention!
Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune.
The only true time which a man can properly call his own, is that which he has all to himself; the rest, though in some sense he may be said to live it, is other people's time, not his.
I love to lose myself in other men's minds.... Books think for me.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
The beggar wears all colors fearing none.
A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins.
Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.
Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.