The books we read should be chosen with great care, that they may be, as an Egyptian king wrote over his library, The medicines of the soul.
Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have - Cincinnati sounds...
A new untruth is better than an old truth.
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It...
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but...
Writing or printing is like shooting with a rifle; you may hit your reader's mind,...
The man flaps about with a bunch of feathers: the woman goes to work softly...
When in doubt, do it.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Memory is a net: one that finds it full of fish when he takes it...
Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The...
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great...
Death tugs at my ear and says: Live, I am coming.
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom...
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our...
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has...
Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at truth.