To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
I sometimes wonder if our world leaders are very smart and just putting us on, or very stupid and mean it.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be kept compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Profound silence; silence so deep that even their breathings were conspicuous in the hush.
Every man is born to one possession which out values all his others - his last breath.
Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.
Make the best o' things the way you find 'em.
The waves most washed me off the raft sometimes.
An honest politician is an oxymoron.
Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.
You can't pray a lie -- I found that out.
To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing.
Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.
Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.
You can't throw too much style into a miracle.
If you must be indiscrete, be discrete in your indiscretion.
Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
People always more and more foolish, unless they take care to grow wiser and wiser.
Death is to life as heaven is to hell they're both dependent on each other.
Buenos amigos, buenos libros y una consciencia dormida; esa es la vida ideal.
An awkward, unscientific lie is often as ineffectual as the truth.
The weakest of all weak things is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire.
The welshman allowed it to eat into the vitals of his visitors.