It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.
It is true that no one can harm the person who wears armor. But no one can help him either.
It is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings; it is the soft, luscious south wind which lulls them to lotus dreams.
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
The more you let yourself go, the less others let you go.
The age of strong belief is over, the good is no longer always very good.
Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met.
The time I've lost in wooing, In watching and pursuing The light that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.
One who's our friend is fond of us; one who's fond of us isn't necessarily our friend.
Necessity, the mother of invention.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.
Some say, compared to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny; Others aver, that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle: Strange all this difference should be, 'Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!
A bachelor is one who enjoys the chase but does not eat the game.
Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.
I'm not overweight, I'm just nine inches too short.