If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.
A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Like a person with two wooden legs getting another person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs. It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Oh the nerves, the nerves; the mysteries of this machine called man! Oh the little that unhinges it, poor creatures that we are!
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.