Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Order Man 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.
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.
murder teacher student
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
Unity is vision; it must have been part of the process of learning to see.
order vision sight
[A] friend in power is a friend lost.
power friendship friend
The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.
Education teachers students
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.
Hustled Life Wealth
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.
Good men do the most harm.