''The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.''
''Freedom is the only law which genius knows.''
''Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.''
''Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof.''
''Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.''
''I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.''
''Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.''
''What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.''
''It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.''