I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

The secret of happiness in not in what one likes to do, but in what one has to do.

Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.

For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.

Strength instead of being the lusty child of passions, grows by grappling with and subduing them.

If you have love you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it it doesn't matter much what else you do have.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.

Everytime a child says 'I don't believe in fairies' there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

The most useless are those who never change through the years.

Always be a little kinder than necessary.

That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

We are all of us failures, at least, the best of us are.

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.

The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.

The best place a person can die, is where they die for others.