There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us!
O visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change.
The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change; then let it come.
Fate loves the fearless.
Nature fits all her children with something to do He who would write and can't write, can surely review.
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide ... And the choice goes by forever t'wixt that darkness and that light.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed ... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
God'll send the bill to you.
Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in.
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
I who still pray at morning and at eve Thrice in my life perhaps have truly prayed, Thrice stirred below conscious self Have felt that perfect disenthrallment which is God.
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.