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For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.
Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
To give a reason for anything is to breed a doubt of it.
The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.
What is art but a way of seeing?
Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
I have never developed indigestion from eating my words.
Many deceive themselves, imagining they'll find happiness in change.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
A true gentleman is one who is never unintentionally rude.
The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years.
I do not know the American gentleman, God forgive me for putting two such words together.
Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

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