It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.