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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.
How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles!
John Mason Brown
Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime.
We idolized the Beatles, except for those of us who idolized the Rolling Stones, who in those days still had many of their original teeth.
I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War.
Good copy can't be written with tongue in cheek, written just for a living. You've got to believe in the product.
Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
Hector Hugh Munro
I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.'
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Peter De Vries
If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
V. S. Pritchett
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
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