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.
Master books, but do not let them master you. - Read to live, not live to read.
There is a pleasure that is born of pain.
Those true eyes Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise The sweet soul shining through them.
Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize.
No one will learn anything at all, unless one first will learn humility.
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
I loved you ere I knew you; know you now,
And having known you, love you better still.
When time is flown, how it fled
It is better neither to ask nor tell,
Leave the dead moments to bury their dead.
In life there are meetings which seem Like a fate.
There is purpose in pain; otherwise it were devilish.
No true love there can be without Its dread penalty--jealousy.
No star ever rose or set without influence somewhere.
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.
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.
That's best Which God sends. 'Twas His will: it is mine.
Art is Nature made by Man / To Man the interpreter of God.
Heaven's slow but sure redress of human ills.
Life is good, but not life in itself.
We gain justice, judgment, with years, or else years are in vain.
Words, however, are things.
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.
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