A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men`s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel`s sake. The great affair is to move.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Wine is bottled poetry.
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men`s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.