While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
That's the reason they're called lessons, because they lesson from day to day.
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Sentence first, verdict afterwards.
Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
Always speak the truth, think before you speak, and write it down afterwards.
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
'What is the use of a book', thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversations?'
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then.
'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.
Which form of proverb do you prefer Better late than never, or Better never than late ?
The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.