It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor.
Quote by Charles Dickens
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can...
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those...
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain...
We forge the chains we wear in life.
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper;...
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
The business of the law is to increase the business of the law
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done;...
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple...
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch...
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there...
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at...
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.