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" The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother. "
" Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs. "
" There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. "
" It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. "
" A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self. "
" Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss. "
" The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. "
" This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in. "
" An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. "
" He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two. "
" 'Do you spell it with a 'V' or a 'W'?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'. "
" Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! "
" You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation. "
" Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine. "
" It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. "
" I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources and the difficulty of my life... I know that, but for the mercy of God, I might easily have been, for any care that was taken of me, a little robber or a vagabond. "
" Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. "
" Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. "
" Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. "
" Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. "
" Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess! "
" I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. "
" There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts. "
" Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips. "
" He would make a lovely corpse. "
" Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. "
" Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine. "
" The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you. "
" No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. "
" To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. "
" It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. "