Purity of heart is to will one thing.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
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.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
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.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
That which costs little is less valued.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.