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.
No one will learn anything at all, unless one first will learn humility.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
I loved you ere I knew you; know you now,
And having known you, love you better still.
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
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.
No true love there can be without Its dread penalty--jealousy.
There is purpose in pain; otherwise it were devilish.
They only fall, that strive to move, Or lose, that care to keep.
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?
In life there are meetings which seem Like a fate.
That's best Which God sends. 'Twas His will: it is mine.
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.
Rest is sweet after strife.
Do not think that years leave us and find us the same!
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