Words of Wisdom Quotes

"If there is real reason for warning, no promise can bind you. If I see a rascal about to blow a place up with dynamite no pledge will stand in my way of preventing him." ~ Lot No. 249


Unwelcome truths are not popular. ~ The Valley of Fear


At other times he was silent and embarrassed, too conscious of his own limitations in larger subjects, and impatient of that small talk which is the conventional refuge of those who have no thoughts to express. ~ The New Catacomb


"Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the aid of their senses." ~ The Five Orange Pips


"The charlatan is always the pioneer. From the astrologer came the astronomer, from the alchemist the chemist, from the mesmerist the experimental psychologist. The quack of yesterday is the professor of tomorrow." ~ The Leather Funnel


The old couple had come round to that tragic imitation of the dawn of life when husband and wife, having lost or scattered all those who were their intimates, find themselves face to face and alone once more, their work done, and the end nearing fast. Those who have reached that stage in sweetness and love, who can change their winter into a gentle, Indian summer, have come as victors through the ordeal of life. ~ The Brown Hand


It was foolish, no doubt, to begin to learn a new system in the dark, but one often does foolish things and one has not always to pay the full price for them. ~ How it Happened


There are instincts which are deeper than reason. ~ The Nightmare Room


"It is a fool's plan to teach a man to be a cur in peace, and think that he will be a lion in war." ~ The White Company


"Streams may spring from one source, and yet some be clear and some be foul." ~ The White Company


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