No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
A good liar must have a good memory.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.