The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
Quote by William Dean Howells
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
Tomorrow I shall be sixty-nine, but I do not seem to care. I did not...
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and...
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
The book which you read from a sense of duty, or because for any reason...
The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled...
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence
The mortality of all inanimate things is terrible to me, but that of books most...
How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago...
Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the...
An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
It is the belief that extremes and excesses of inequality must be reduced so that...