He who is continually changing his point of view sees more, and more clearly, than one who, statue-like, forever stands upon the same pedestal; however lofty and well-placed that pedestal may be.
Do not be deceived into thinking that how a man acts is the full picture.
Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request.
More than half the difficulties of the world would be allayed or removed by the exhibition of good temper.
Tolerance is the only real test of civilization.
People resemble still more the time in which they live, than they resemble their fathers.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
If you would understand your own age, read the works of fiction produced in it. People in disguise speak freely.
The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
Most terrors are but spectral illusions. Only have the courage of the man who could walk up to his spectre seated in the chair before him, and sit down upon it; the horrid thing will not partake the chair with you.
Many know how to please, but know not when they have ceased to give pleasure.