Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
Having a little inflation is like being a little pregnant.
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Fortune is like glass--the brighter the glitter, the more easily broken.
Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Great fear is concealed under daring.
Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence.
It is difficult to steer a parked car, so get moving.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.