Does it afflict you to find your books wearing out? I mean literally .. . the mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
If we like a man's dream, we call him a reformer; if we don't like his dream, we call him a crank.
It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most of all.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.