Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, but needs some practice to be a good one.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value
Public opinion is stronger than the legislature, and nearly as strong as the ten commandments
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
The boy who expects every morning to open into a new world finds that today is like yesterday, but he believes tomorrow will be different
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it
Hoeing in the garden on a bright, soft May day, when you are not obligated to, is nearly equal to the delight of going trouting.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
There was never a nation great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help
There was never a nation that became great until it came to the knowledge that it had nowhere in the world to go for help.
There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.