No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
No, this trick won't work. . . . How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
Canada is not a country for the cold of heart or the cold of feet.
So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies.
The human race has improved everything except the human race.
Magic lives in curves, not angles.
No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.
The man who fails because he aims astray, or because he does not aim at all, is to be found everywhere.
And pleas'd th' Almighty's orders to perform. Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
It isn't so astonishing, the number of things that I can remember, as the number of things I can remember that aren't so.
They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.
Do today's duty, fight today's temptation; do not weaken and distract yourself by looking forward to things you cannot see, and could not understand if you saw them.
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part, without the sweet concurrence of the heart.
In Canada we have enough to do keeping up with two spoken languages ... so we just go right ahead and use English for literature, Scotch for sermons, and American for conversation.
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
I walked a mile with Sorrow And ne'er a word said she; But, oh, the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me.
Of puns it has been said that those most dislike who are least able to utter them.