Religion is a temper, not a pursuit.
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
A soul occupied with great ideas performs small duties.
A soul preoccupied with great ideas best performs small duties.
I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author spectacles can see them as they are.
Men who pass most comfortably through this world are those who possess good digestions and hard hearts.
If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
We do not believe in immortality because we can prove it, but we try to prove it because we cannot help believing it.
There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.
It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature.