Actions lie louder than words.
Of two evils choose the prettier.
A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his mind's eye.
A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time.
Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
It is the interest one takes in books that makes a library. And if a library have interest it is; if not, it isn't.
Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife; This simple boon I beg of Fate - A thousand years of Middle Life.
I am more fond of achieving than striving. My theories must prove to be facts or be discarded as worthless. My efforts must soon be crowned with success, or discontinued.
Wee Willie sat a-thinking,
And he shook his curly head.
Around him on the nursery floor
His treasures lay outspread.
Firecrackers and torpedoes,
Trumpet and flag and drum,
Rockets and pinwheels and paper caps,
For Fourth of July had come.
'But it makes me sort o' sorry,'
Wee Willie said with a sigh,
'To think of those poor little English boys
Without any Fourth of July.'