We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
To some people it is fatal to be recognized by greatness.
Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered – either by themselves or by others.
There’s a good spot tucked away somewhere in everybody. You’ll be a long time finding it, sometimes.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
The unspoken word is capital. We can invest it or we can squander it.
The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.
The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.
The lottery is a government institution and the poor its best patrons.
The lack of money is the root of all evil.