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.
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 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 language of women should be luminous, but not voluminous.
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 man never so beautifully shows his own strength as when he respects a woman's softness.
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.
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.
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.
The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
Don't buy a single vote more than necessary.
What women would do if they could not cry, nobody knows. What poor, defenceless creatures they would be!
Wit, like money, bears an extra value when rung down immediately it is wanted. Men pay severely who require credit.
It takes all sorts of people to make a world.
God said, "Let us make man in our image." Man said, 'Let us make God in our image.
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.
That questionable superfluity small beer.
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