To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
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!
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
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!
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.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
There's a friendly tie of some sort between music and eating.
My wicked heart will ramble on in spite of myself. (Arabella)
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?
We colour and mould according to the wants within us whatever our eyes bring in.
So do flux and reflux--the rhythm of change--alternate and persist in everything under the sky.
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.
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
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
The perfect woman, you see [is] a working-woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who [uses] her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
There is always an inertia to be overcome in striking out a new line of conduct – not more in ourselves, it seems, than in circumscribing events, which appear as if leagued together to allow no novelties in the way of amelioration.
By experience", says Roger Ascham, "we find out a short way by a long wandering." Not seldom that long wandering unfits us for further travel, and of what use is our experience to us then?
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
I shall do one thing in this life-one thing certain-this is, love you, and long of you, and keep wanting you till I die.
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