Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Wine is bottled poetry.
Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
Category: Books And Reading
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with some one else.
You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.