Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each...
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, Who bears eternal summer in his soul.
Death tugs at my ear and says: Live, I am coming.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see...
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by...
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Every real thought on every real subject knocks the wind out of somebody or other.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds...
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light
Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do...