Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck
I don't know, Pierce. But I do know that when men are frightened and discontented they gather around any man who is not afraid.
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Like most garden lovers, he could never enjoy the perfection of the garden as much as he wished, because his overzealous eye saw always some imperfection, too minute to be noticed by a stranger.
It is the highest reward when a writer hears when a book written in doubt and solitude, has reached a human heart with a deeper meaning than even the writer had been aware of, as she wrote. It is something extra, the unexpected return.
For this Mary's words were not surcharged with oversubtle meaning. No, she spoke them out swiftly and with sharp clearness and each word had its own weight and meaning and no more, good tools of her mind, but not messengers of vague suggestion.