Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
There is no true gracefulness which is not epitomized goodness.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
Justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
When you've told someone that you've left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
Evil is like water, it abounds, is cheap, soon fouls, but runs itself clear of taint.
A man should be just cultured enough to be able to look with suspicion upon culture at first, not second hand.
If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
Young people have a marvelous faculty of either dying or adapting themselves to circumstances.
Though analogy is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
There is no bore like a clever bore.
The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
There are more fools than knaves in the world, else the knaves would not have enough to live upon.