| A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use.
| Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.
| Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.
| There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.
| There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
| Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
| The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.
| There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
| Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
| He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
| It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.
| Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.
| A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.
| Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
| There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
| Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
| Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
| The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
| They who drink beer will think beer.
| Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for.