Women have, commonly, a very positive moral sense. . . .
In practice, such trifles as contradictions in principle are easily set aside; the faculty of ignoring them makes the practical man
A teacher affects eternity.
Intimates are predestined
Accident counts for much in companionship, as in marriage
Power is poison. It’s effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it’s a…
What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.
Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation
Even in America, the Indian summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone – but never hustled
You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!
All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one of the greatest curses that can afflict a people
You say that love is nonsense….I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by…
Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit.
Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Accident counts for much in companionship as in marriage
The work of internal government has become the task of controlling the thousands of fifth-rate men
Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste, and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels
Words were with them forms of expression which varied with individuals, but falsehood was more or less necessary to all
This is way beyond expectations. We’ve got the second best golfer in the state at Aspen High School, and I am really proud of him.
I was interested in politics, thought I had good speaking abilities. I talked with Mr. Oliver about it and he suggested I go ahead.
In peace, competition had become difficult, until the British ship owner cried for war; yet he already felt, without acknowledging it even to himself, that in war he was likely to enjoy little profit or…
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
Morality is a private and costly luxury
It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants.