There is nothing new under the sun.
There is a solitude which each and every one of us has always carried within. More inaccessible than the ice-cold mountains, more profound than the midnight sea: the solitude of self.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.
Gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously - the sweet, subtle satisfaction without the risk.
Let us be brave in the face of adversity.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men ... crisis shows us what we have become.
On the human chessboard, all moves are possible.
You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache.
Envy, among other ingredients, has a mixture of the love of justice in it. We are more angry at undeserved than at deserved good fortune.
Canadian nationalism was systematically encouraged and exploited by American capital. Canada moved from colony to nation to colony.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
I write out of instinct.
I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. It's a cliche and we use it too much but I think for a husband and wife, the way to stay close is to do things together and share.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught Hell for.
Do things for others and you'll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.
If you rest, you rust.
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.