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
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in...
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which...
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history...
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all,...
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each...
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
And silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound
Man has will, but woman has her way.
The great end of living is to harmonize man with the order of things
Love is the master key opens the gates of happiness.
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It...
Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it...
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics of the...
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.