Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Order Law Chaos
Friends are born, not made.
No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
Few Means Slippery
A parent gives life, but as parent, gives no more. A murderer takes life, but his deed stops there. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
teacher influence murder
A new friend is always a miracle, but at thirty-three years old, such a bird of paradise rising in the sage-brush was an avatar. One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly
[A] friend in power is a friend lost.
power friendship friend
Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.
perception order sight
The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.
teachers Education education
The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad, like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone, but never hustled.
Summer Depth Hustled
Good men do the most harm.
The study of history is useful to the historian by teaching him his ignorance of women.
He never labored so hard to learn a language as he did to hold his tongue, and it affected him for life. The habit of reticence — of talking without meaning — is never effaced.