• "Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please."
  • "Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man."
  • "When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself."
  • "We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings."
  • "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."
  • "A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults."
  • "A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art."
  • "I know of no higher fortitude than stubborness in the face of overwhelming odds."
  • "To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult."
  • "Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning."