To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Common sense is not so common.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Boards don't hit back.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.