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Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

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The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

The best prophet is common sense, our native wit.

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as read more

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

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Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write read more

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

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To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty.

To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty.

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A favorite has no friend!

A favorite has no friend!

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The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

The cure for admiring the house of lords is to go and look at it.

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Do to others what you would have them do to you."
The source of the famous "Golden Rule." Many famous read more

Do to others what you would have them do to you."
The source of the famous "Golden Rule." Many famous lines were variations on this theme. - Matthew 7:12.

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Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to read more

Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else.

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