It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to teach others to be good — and less trouble!
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- The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best people down here, whereas you are merely the most numerous.
- We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.
- Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.
- Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.
- Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
- I have not a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming vices.