All encounters with children are touched with social embarrassment.
Anticipation of pleasure is a pleasure in itself.
Children driven good are apt to be driven mad.
Inflation is the senility of democracies.
It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.
Of all damnable offenses preaching prudence to the young is the most damnable.
Reason is a poor hand at prophecies.
Spring is strictly sentimental, self-regarding; but I burn more careless in the autumn bonfire.
The fatal flaw of gravity; when you are down, everything falls down on you.
There is a moral, of course, and like all morals it is better not pursued.
To one who has led a virtuous life, to sin is the easiest thing in the world. No experience of unpleasant consequences grits that smooth sliding fall, no recollection of disillusionment blurs that pure desire.
To think of losing is to lose already.
Total grief is like a minefield. No knowing when one will touch the tripwire.
Wealth, if not a mere flash in the pan, compels the wealthy to become wealthier.
When I die, I hope to think I have annoyed a great many people.
You are only young once. At the time it seems endless, and is gone in a flash; and then for a very long time you are old.
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