There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Speech is but broken light upon the depth Of the unspoken.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women of all classes detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.
I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
There's folks 'ud stand on their heads and then say the fault was i' their boots.
Be courteous, be obliging, but don't give yourself over to be melted down for the benefit of the tallow trade.
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
To judge wisely, we must know how things appear to the unwise.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare.
Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And counting find One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard One glance most kind That fell like sunshine where it went- Then you may count that day well spent.
It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.