Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.