Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.