A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Never close your lips to those whom you have opened your heart.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Do you spell it with a "V" or a "W"?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'.
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.
I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
What greater gift than the love of a cat.
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces â€“ and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper â€“ love her, love her, love her!
You have been the last dream of my soul.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Every traveler has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering.
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.