Communism means barbarism.
On one issue at least, men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
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.