Predominant opinions are generally the opinions of the generation that is vanishing
Inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination
I feel a very unusual sensation - if it's not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude
Grief is the agony of an instant the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life
I am prepared for the worst but hope for the best
My idea of an agreeable person, is a person who agrees with me
My idea of an acceptable person is someone that is ready to accept my ideas.
Ignorance never settles a question
As a rule, he -or she- who has the most information will have the greatest success in life.
There are amusing people who do not interest, and interesting people who do not amuse
He has to learn that petulance is no sarcasm, and that insolence is not invective
Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man
Men moralise among ruins, or, in the throng and tumult of successful cities, recall past visions of urban desolation for prophetic warning.
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us . . .
Knowledge must be gained by ourselves. Mankind may supply us with facts but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our own mind.
Debt is the prolific mother of folly and of crime it taints the course of life in all its dreams.
The conduct of men depends upon their temperament, not upon a bunch of musty maxims.
What Art was to the ancient world, Science is to the modern the distinctive faculty. In the minds of men the useful has succeeded to the beautiful.
Indeed, he would sometimes remark, when a man fell into his anecdotage, it was a sign for him to retire from the world.
Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose.
Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
There is no gambling like politics. Nothing in which the power of circumstance is more evident.
You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.