Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
Age does not make us childish, as some say it only finds us true children still.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the establishment and nothing more corrupting.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid It must be education that does it.