No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Poetry: the best words in the best order
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life,...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace;...
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government...
Facts are not truths; they are not conclusions; they are not even premises, but in...
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books...
All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers...
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe
Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so...
The man of wisdom has no perplexity; the man of humanity has no worry; the...