Radiant Day is slowly fading; and the evening calm and still. Gazing through the oak and willow; stoop to kiss the ancient mill. Listen to the damsel dancing; to the jig of feed and flower. And the water wheel revolving; with the dashing constant p
When the waves are round me breaking, As I pace the deck alone, And my eye in vain is seekingSome green leaf to rest upon; What would not I give to wanderWhere my old companions dwell?Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!
?The God, as it were, addresses each of us, as he enters, with his Know Thyself, which is at least as good as Hail. We answer the God back with EI (Thou Art), rendering to him the designation which is true and has no lie in it, and alone belongs to
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True recollection has characteristics by which it can be easily recognized. It produces a certain effect which I do not know how to explain, but which is well understood by those who have experienced it.... It is true that recollection has several degr
It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.
There is one art of which man should be master, the art of reflection.
And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of.
There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all
On reflection, one of the things I needed to learn was to allow myself to be loved.
If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don't drink it.
By three methods we may learn wisdom First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
How strange is the lot of us mortals Each of us is here for a brief sojourn for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.
No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
To persevere is always a reflection of the state of one's inner life, one's philosophy and one's perspective.