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.
The language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth.
If an earthquake were to engulf England tomorrow, the English would manage to meet and dine somewhere among the rubbish, just to celebrate the event.
The sharp employ the sharp; verily, a man may be known by his attorney.
That questionable superfluity small beer.
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness.
God said, "Let us make man in our image." Man said, 'Let us make God in our image.
It takes all sorts of people to make a world.
Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.
There are some people as obtuse in recognizing an argument as they are in appreciating wit. You couldn't drive it into their heads with a hammer.
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