While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents and only one for birthday presents you know.
There comes a pause for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.
‘The time has come’ the walrus said ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.’
One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
Always speak the truth think before you speak and write it down afterwards.
She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).
Who in the world am I? Ah that’s the great puzzle.