It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.
Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.
Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
No life is so hard that you cannot make it easier by the way you take it.
To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.
Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
I waited and worked, and watched the inferior exalted for nearly thirty years; and when recognition came at last, it was too late to alter events, or to make a difference in living.
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