Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.
You have never loved me as I love you--never--never! Yours is not a passionate heart--your heart does not burn in a flame! You are, upon the whole, a sort of fay, or sprite-- not a woman!
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
We colour and mould according to the wants within us whatever our eyes bring in.
The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
It may have been observed that there is no regular path for getting out of love as there is for getting in. Some people look upon marriage as a short cut that way, but it has been known to fail.
Why is it that a woman can see from a distance what a man cannot see close?
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.
That it would always be summer and autumn, and you always courting me, and always thinking as much of me as you have done through the past summertime!
There's a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.
Pessimism is playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be— and whenever I look up, there will be you. -Gabriel Oak
Don't think of what's past!" said she. "I am not going to think outside of now. Why should we! Who knows what tomorrow has in store?
Though a good deal is too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.
If we be doomed to marry, we marry; if we be doomed to remain single we do.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
If the story-tellers could ha' got decency and good morals from true stories, who'd have troubled to invent parables?
Everybody must be managed. Queens must be managed. Kings must be managed, for men want managing almost as much as women, and that's saying a good deal.
Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.
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