You know how some people are - they always feel they have to do things for other people's good, no matter what happens to the other people in the process!
Taking the way that opens, even if it seems hardly more than a footpath, not infrequently leads to the highways of heart's desire, if not to fame and fortune.
A mystic is a spiritual realist, a person for whom the Invisible is a matter of more or less firsthand experience.
I have always been allergic to telephones. As far as I am concerned, they are very seldom time-savers and very often the destroyers of schedules.
the only door into her bedroom led through the church.
Fortunately, any kind of setback has represented a challenge to do better, rather than an acceptance of inferiority on my part.
Folks with their wits about them knew that advertisements were just a pack of lies - you had only to look at the claims of patent medicines!
A half century of living should put a good deal into a person's face besides a few wrinkles and some unwelcome folds around the chin.
One does not permit one's friends to be slandered in time of trouble.
The snow, which had fallen quietly at first, was now pelting against the windowpanes, driven by a wicked wind; the storm was rapidly assuming proportions of a blizzard.
... a compensation is something which does not quite compensate ...
Of all the men I have known, I cannot recall one whose mother did her level best for him when he was little who did not turn out well when he grew up.
scales are the grammar of music.