Category: quotes

To read good books is like holding a conversat…

To read good books is like holding a conversation with the most eminent minds of past centuries and, moreover, a studied conversation in which these authors reveal to us only the best of their thoughts.

It is true that you may fool all the people so…

It is true that you may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the…

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

The door might not be opened to a woman again …

The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats.

If you bet on a horse, that’s gambling. If you…

If you bet on a horse, that’s gambling. If you bet you can make three spades, that’s entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points, that’s business. See the difference?

The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, February 22, 1935

The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, February 22, 1935

The Kansas Chief, Troy, Kansas, October 19, 1899

The Kansas Chief, Troy, Kansas, October 19, 1899

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1933

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1933

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1933

Shamokin Daily News, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1933

The San Bernardino County Sun, California, January 16, 1921

The San Bernardino County Sun, California, January 16, 1921