History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.
We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.