I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
A lawyer's dream of Heaven: Every man reclaimed his own property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
Neither have they hearts to stay, Nor wit enough to run away.
The greatest saints and sinners have been made The proselytes of one another's trade.
Happiness and misery depend not on how high up or low down you are - they depend not upon these, but on the direction in which you are tending.
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness.
Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Flying. Whatever any other organism has been able to do man should surely be able to do also, though he may go a different way about it.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.
Though wisdom cannot be gotten with gold, still less can it be gotten without it.