I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his sons the hardships that made him rich.
Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.
Work is a world apart from jobs. Work is the way you occupy your mind and hand and eye and whole body when they're informed by your imagination.
When you have succeeded in enshrining God within your heart, you will see Him everywhere.
Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
It is fortune, not wisdom, that rules man's life.
Accept your defeats With your head up and your eyes open With the grace of woman, not the grief of a child ...
Lord Birkenhead is very clever but sometimes his brains go to his head. All zeal runs down. What replaces it? Intellectualism.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Reading is the work of the alert mind, is demanding, and under ideal conditions produces finally a sort of ecstasy. This gives the experience of reading a sublimity and power unequalled by any other form of communication.
Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
The Eiffel Tower is the Empire State Building after taxes.
To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, and To lend a hand.
The merit claimed for the Anglican Church is that, if you let it alone, it will let you alone.
A bird can roost but on one branch. A mouse can drink no more than its fill from a river.
God loveth a cheerful giver.
Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
I seek the utmost pleasure and the least pain.
The dreadful dead of dark midnight.