I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say.
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
No life is so hard that you cant make it easier by the way you take it.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
The only difference between a rut and a grave... is in their dimensions.
To teach one's self is to be forced to learn twice.
He knows so little and knows it so fluently.
No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book.
Mediocrity would always win by force of numbers, but it would win only more mediocrity.
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.
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.
There wouldn't be half as much fun in the world if it weren't for children and men, and there ain't a mite of difference between them under the skins.
Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?
Though it sounds absurd it is true to say I felt younger at sixty than I felt at twenty.
Nothing is more consuming, or more illogical, than the desire for remembrance.
It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
I agree with every word you write and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end.