There is tonic in the things that men do not love to hear. Free speech is to a great people what the winds are to oceans ... and where free speech is stopped miasma is bred, and death comes fast.
Men are like trees: each one must put forth the leaf that is created in him.
In the ordinary business of life, industry can do anything which genius can do, and very many things which it cannot.
In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occastions.
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
Love is the river of life in the world.
Love, like a lamp, needs to be fed out of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.