Fire is the best of servants; but what a master!
~ Thomas Carlyle
Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Anxiety and distress, interrupted occasionally by pleasure, is the normal course of man's existence.
Nature, in her blind search for life, has filled every possible cranny of the earth with some sort of fantastic creature.
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
Metaphysics may be, after all, only the art of being sure of something that is not so, and logic only the art of going wrong with confidence.
Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.