A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
And what do all the great words come to in the end, but that? -- I love you -- I am at rest with you -- I have come home.
As I grow older and older, And totter toward the tomb, I find that I care less and less, Who goes to bed with whom.
Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.
Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.
Have you noticed that the astronomers and mathematicians are much the most cheerful people of the lot? I suppose that perpetually contemplating things on so vast a scale makes them feel either that it doesn't matter a hoot anyway, or that anything so large and elaborate must have some sense in it somewhere.
I have the most ill-regulated memory. It does those things which it ought not to do and leaves undone the things it ought to have done. But it has not yet gone on strike altogether.
In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.
It's getting uncommonly easy to kill people in large numbers, and the first thing a principle does -- if it really is a principle -- is to kill somebody.
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
She always says, my lord, that facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.