Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
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I think we foreshorten our own viewpoint if we consider any state of mind, or society, or government as final. Growth and change! We can’t get away from them.
The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principal subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist the parachute.
There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.
It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
When many demons are struggling inside you, the one that you feed is the one that will become the strongest. You alone are responsible for what you feed.