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"We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language."
"If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor."
"I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude."
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
"I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls."
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
"It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being."
"A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it."
"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."