A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
God's plan made a hopeful beginning. But man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story will end in God's glory. But, at present, the other side's winning.
The older author is constantly rediscovering himself in the more or less fossilized productions of his earlier years.
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.
I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be ''consistent.''
A page of history is worth a pound of logic.