But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart... I am a big teddy bear.
When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.
I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880)