Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.