The world is filled with folly and sin, And Love must cling, where it can, I say: For Beauty is easy enough to win; But one isn't loved every day
We are our own fates.- Our deeds are our own doomsmen.- Man's life was made not for creeds but actions.
We are but as the instrument of heaven.
Since we parted yester eve, I do love thee, love, believe, Twelve times dearer, twelve hours longer,- One dream deeper, one night stronger, One sun surer,-thus much more Than I loved thee, love, before.
That man is great, and he alone, Who serves a greatness not his own, For neither praise nor self: Content to know and be unknown: Whole in himself.
Unseen hands delay The coming of what oft seems close in ken, And, contrary, the moment, when we say "'Twill never come!" comes on us even then.
Who knows nothing base, Fears nothing known.
Alas! must it ever be so? Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go, And fight our own shadows forever?
Great sorrow makes sacred the sufferer.
There is purpose in pain; otherwise it were devilish.
Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.
They only fall, that strive to move, Or lose, that care to keep.
The man who seeks one thing in life, and but one May hope to achieve it before life be done. But he who seeks all things wherever he goes Only reaps from the hopes which around him he sows A harvest of barren regrets.
No star ever rose or set without influence somewhere.
There's a moment when all would go smooth and even,
If only the dead could find out when
To come back, and be forgiven.
Words, however, are things.
Life is good, but not life in itself.
Heaven's slow but sure redress of human ills.
We gain justice, judgment, with years, or else years are in vain.
The things which must be must be for the best.
That's best Which God sends. 'Twas His will: it is mine.
In life there are meetings which seem Like a fate.
No true love there can be without Its dread penalty--jealousy.
The world's a nettle; disturb it, it stings: Grasp it firmly, it stings not.
Thought alone is eternal
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