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.
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!
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
A man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness.
Marriage is like wine. It is not be properly judged until the second glass.
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.
The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
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.
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.
Quality, not quantity, is my measure.
We love peace, but not peace at any price.
Reputations, like beavers and cloaks, shall last some people twice the time of others.
Self-defense is the clearest of all laws; and for this reason - the lawyers didn't make it.
I would like to have a second chance at my first love.
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.
Literature, like a gypsy, to be picturesque, should be a little ragged.
Jewels! It's my belief that when woman was made, jewels were invented only to make her the more mischievous.
That man is thought a dangerous knave, Or zealot plotting crime, Who for advancement of his kind Is wiser than his time.
If slander be a snake, it is a winged one - it flies as well as creeps.
We are all slaves to the shining metal.
Fix yourself upon the wealthy. In a word, take this for a golden rule through life: Never, never have a friend that is poorer than yourself.
Rogues are prone to find things before they are lost.
There are a good many pious people who are as careful of their religion as of their best service of china, only using it on holy occasions, for fear it should get chipped or flawed in working-day wear.
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