Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
We can't command our love, but we can our actions.
My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation.
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
Of all ghosts the ghosts of our old loves are the worst.
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
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