We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities.
A man who listens because he has nothing to say can hardly be a source of inspiration. The only listening that counts is that of the talker who alternately absorbs and expresses ideas.
Humor brings insight and tolerance.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.
We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgement our chances and our capabilities.
It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food, and few things in the world are more wearying than a sarcastic attitude towards life.
We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely, but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgement our chances and our capabilities.
Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.
It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.