How many people live on the reputation of the reputation they might have made!
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Happiness consists in activity. It is running steam, not a stagnant pool.
Nature has but one judgment on wrong conduct - if you can call that a...
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see...
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal...
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has...
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all,...
When in doubt, do it.
Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it...
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell...
Don't be consistent but be simple true.
The longing for certainty... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
A pun does not commonly justify a blow in return. But if a blow were...
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.