Those that will combat use and custom by the strict rules of grammar do but jest.
We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe
There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened
It should be noted that the games of children are not games, and must be considered as their most serious actions.
Only the fools are certain and assured.
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
We find our energies are actually cramped when we are overanxious to succeed
There is the name and the thing; the name is a sound which sets a mark on and denotes the thing. The name is no part of the thing nor of the substance; it is an extraneous piece added to the thing, and outside of it.
Not only does the wind of accidents stir me according to its blowing, but I am also stirred and troubled by the instability of my attitude.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.