To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; in the law, concealment of it will do.
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- We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read.
- It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
- Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
- There are no grades of vanity, there are only grades of ability in concealing it.
- The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.