Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.
Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
A man, so to speak, who is not able to bow to his own conscience every morning is hardly in a condition to respectfully salute the world at any other time of the day.
Man owes two solemn debts--one to society, and one to-nature. It is only when he pays the second that he covers the first.
A blessed companion is a book--a book that, fitly chosen, is a lifelong friend...a book that, at a touch, pours its heart into your own.
I would like to have a second chance at my first love.
What a fine-looking thing is war!
Yet, dress it as we may, dress and feather it, daub it with gold, huzza it, and sing swaggering songs about it,--what is it, nine times out of ten, but murder in uniform!
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
Quality, not quantity, is my measure.
Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Even the worse of jobs has their pleasures, if I were a grave digger or a hangmen, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Literature, like a gypsy, to be picturesque, should be a little ragged.
As for the brandy, "nothing extenuate"; and the water, put nought in in malice.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Slugs crawl and crawl over our cabbages, like the world's slander over a good name. You may kill them, it is true; but there is the slime.
Duty, though set about by thorns, may still be made a staff supporting even while it tortures. Cast it away, and, like the prophet's wand, it changes to a snake.
Habitual intoxication is the epitome of every crime.
A man is in no danger so long as he talks his love; but to write it is to impale himself on his own pothooks.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands.
Malice blunts the point of wit.
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