The wind blows out, the bubble dies; The spring entomb'd in autumn lies; The dew dries up; the star is shot; The flight is past, and man forgot.
There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
On every stem, on every leaf ... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;Fold the whole earth in peace.
I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked
Revolutions are not made by men in spectacles.
Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
A man may fulfil the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
Men are idolaters, and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will, and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words.
Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds, I see no remedy but force.