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.
Not peace at any price! Chains are worse than bayonets.
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.
Dogmation is puppyism come to its full growth.
Love the sea? I dote upon it--from the beach.
A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands.
As for the brandy, "nothing extenuate"; and the water, put nought in in malice.
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.
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.
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