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There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions - adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Love prefers twilight to daylight.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old they grow old because they quit playing.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Every library should try to be complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth.
Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life.
What refuge is there for the victim who is oppressed with the feeling that there are a thousand new books he ought to read, while life is only long enough for him to attempt to read a hundred?
I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Every library should try to complete on something, if it were only the history of pinheads.
My experience with public libraries is that the first volume of the book I inquire for is out, unless I happen to want the second, when that is out.
Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up.
Science is the topography of ignorance.
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.
Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
A man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.