In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive.
Nothing is so dear as what you're about to leave.
Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
The West is color. Its colors are animal rather than vegetable, the colors of earth and sunlight and ripeness.
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Teaching is the royal road to learning.
In my time and neighborhood (and in my soul) there was only one standard by which a woman measured success: did some man want her?
A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.
The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
I've done more harm by the falseness of trying to please than by the honesty of trying to hurt.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
If you train people properly, they won't be able to tell a drill from the real thing. If anything, the real thing will be easier.
It is very east to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
A big iron needle stitching the country together.