Quotes

11 November 2014

The cruellest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.

11 November 2014

He sows hurry and reaps indigestion.

11 November 2014

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catchwords; and the little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.

11 November 2014

Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business is only to be sustained by neglect of many other things.

11 November 2014

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.

11 November 2014

If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say "give them up," for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.

11 November 2014

So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

11 November 2014

To make our idea of morality centre on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto.

11 November 2014

Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.

11 November 2014

Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.

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