"A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even on solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it."
"Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt."
"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong."
"Men of my age live in a state of continual desperation."
"The writer catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind."
"Travel is the most private of pleasures. There is no greater bore than the travel bore. We do not in the least want to hear what he has seen in Hong-Kong."
"What is beautiful is good, and who is good will soon be beautiful."