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"Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."
"Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours."
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't."
"The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal."
"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit."
"The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money."
"It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you."
"A friend is someone who stays in when the rest of the world has gone out."