Advice is like snow; The softer it falls the longer it dwells upon And the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Sympathy constitutes friendship but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Common sense in an uncommon degree and is what the world calls wisdom.
Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills;we shall never surrender.
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Swans sing before they die 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry that is prose words in their best orderpoetry the best words in the best order.
Poetry the best words in the best order.
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Oh sleep It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
An orphan's curse would drag to HellA spirit from on highBut oh More horrible than thatIs the curse in a dead man's eye.
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided 1.That dear old soul2. That old woman3. That old witch.
The wise only possess ideas the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.