A letter is a risky thing; the writer gambles on the reader's frame of mind.
A manufactured interest has no staying quality- especially if it involves any hard work.
A pint can't hold a quart. If it holds a pint, it is doing all that can be expected of it.
A sneer is like a flame; it may occasionally be curative because it cauterizes, but it leaves a bitter scar.
Anger as well as love casts out fear.
As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it!
Conceit is the devil's horse, and reformers generally ride it when they are in a hurry.
Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is a mighty dangerous thing.
Every new truth begins in a shocking heresy.
Grief is the price Love pays for being in the same world with Death.
Habit does much to reconcile us to unpleasantness.
Home is the best place to be sick in.
I have no faith in a human critter who hasn't one or two bad habits.
It is better to be lonely than to wish to be alone.
It's better to be crazy on one point and happy, than sane on all points and unhappy.
Lawyers make their cake by cooking up other people's troubles.
Men love their wives not because of their virtues, but in spite of them.
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
Nothing may be more selfish than remorse.
Real divorce takes place without a decree.
Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.
The fact is, the secret of happiness is the sense of proportion.
The insolence of time is like a blow in the face from an unseen enemy.
There isn't any virtue where there has never been any temptation. Virtue is just temptation, overcome.
Truth is like heat or light; its vibrations are endless, and are endlessly felt.
We've all of us got to meet the devil alone. Temptation is a lonely business.
When people have no sense of responsibility, you call them either criminals or geniuses.
You can't have genius without patience.
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