Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
We are creatures of the moment; we live from one little space to another, and only one interest at a time fills these.
Inequality is as dear to the American heart as liberty itself.
The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.
He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.
It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.
There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things.
What the American public wants in the theater is a tragedy with a happy ending.
The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.
The action is best that secures the greatest happiness for the greatest number.
Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
Wisdom and goodness are twin-born, one heart must hold both sisters, never seen apart.
How is it the great pieces of good luck fall to us?
In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized, and in America, except when it is trying to be European, it is direct and sincere.
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