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
A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - and the fools know it.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit...
Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they...
Beware how you take away hope from any human being
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has...
A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot...
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics of the...
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
It is far from easy to determine whether she (Nature) has proved to man a...
A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
The woman cries before the wedding; the man afterward.
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each...
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think...
If I were dying my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown...
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those...