No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure.
Feeling without judgement is a washy draught indeed but judgement untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master- something that at time strangely wills and works for itself.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity they must have action and they will make it if they cannot find it.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
Conventionality is not morality.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.