A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
June comes in with roses in her hand, but very often with a thick shawl on her shoulders, and a bad cold in her head.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old--they grow old because they quit playing.
The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it with the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce.
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Too young for love? Ah, say not so, While daisies bloom and tulips glow! June soon will come with lengthened day To practise all love learned in May.
On every stem, on every leaf… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.
The true essentials of a feast are only fun and feed.
Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world -- and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life.
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
October, the extravagant sister, has ordered an immense amount of the most gorgeous forest tapestry for her grand reception.
Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned.
One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore!
Don't be consistent but be simple true.
Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason.
Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?
A man of very moderate ability may be a good physician, if he devotes himself faithfully to the work.
To think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists.
The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.
A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think.
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Nothing can be so perfect while we possess it as it will seem when remembered.
In walking, the will and the muscles are so accustomed to working together and performing their task with so little expenditure of force that the intellect is left comparatively free.
All of us love companionship and sympathy; some of us may love them too much. All of us are more or less imaginative in our theology.
The longing for certainty ... is in every human mind. But certainty is generally illusion.
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
A man's mind stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.
Yellow japanned buttercups and star-disked dandelions, just as we see them lying in the grass, like sparks that have leaped from the kindling sun of summer.
Boston has opened and kept open, more turnpikes that lead straight to free thought and free speech and free deeds than any other city of live or dead men.