A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune.
A man thirty years old... should have his field of life all ploughed, and his planting well done; for after that it is summer time.
All calculations based on experience elsewhere, fail in New Mexico.
As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.
It is never wise to slip the bands of discipline.
Men speak of dreaming as if it were a phenomenon of night and sleep. They should know better. All results achieved by us are self-promised, and all self-promises are made in dreams awake.
Only in the graves are there no dreams.
Pride is never so loud as when in chains.
Repentance must be something more than mere remorse for sins: it comprehends a change of nature befitting heaven.
Sympathy is in great degree a result of the mood we are in at the moment; anger forbids the emotion. On the other hand, it is easiest taken on when we are in a state of most absolute self-satisfaction.
The happiness of love is in action; its test is what one is willing to do for others.
The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.
The smallest bird cannot light upon the greatest tree without sending a shock to its most distant fiber.
This soldiering thing sadly deadens that very good thing, humanity.
To begin a reform, go not into the places of the great and rich; go rather to those whose cups of happiness are empty- to the poor and humble.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
While craving justice for ourselves, it is never wise to be unjust to others.
Youth is but the painted shell within which, continually growing, lives that wondrous thing the spirit of a man, biding its moment of apparition, earlier in some than in others.
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