It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.
Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending.
There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a horse, that should forever exempt him from indignities.
There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.
To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
It is not down in any map; true places never are.
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