When I can look life in the eyes, grown calm and very coldly wise, life will have given me the truth, and taken in exchange my youth.
Beauty, more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
Can I ever know you Or you know me
I make the most of all that comes, And the least of all that goes.
No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed.
I shall make the most of all that comes: And the least of all that goes
It is strange how often a heart must be broken before the years can make it wise
I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy
Life is a frail moth flyingCaught in the web of the years that pass.
Life is but thought.
Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad; his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had
Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
There's nothing half so real in life as the things you've done...inexorably, unalterably done.
A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring