Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
The thing generally raised on city land is taxes.
People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception.
A great artist can paint a great picture on a small canvas.
There is nothing that disgusts a man like getting beaten at chess by a woman.
We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.
There is no such thing as absolute value in this world. You can only estimate what a thing is worth to you.
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