Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
Caricature is rough truth.
We are betrayed by what is false within
What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature.
Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream.
Speech is the small change of silence.
The stench of the trail of Ego in our History. It is ego - ego, the fountain cry, origin, sole source of war.
The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay.
It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him
Full lasting is the song, though he, / The singer, passes.
George Eliot has the heart of Sappho; but the face, with the long proboscis, the protruding teeth of the Apocalyptic horse, betrayed animality.
Lovely are the curves of the white owl sweeping
Wavy in the dusk lit by one large star.
Lone on the fir-branch, his rattle-note unvaried,
Brooding o'er the gloom, spins the brown eve-jar.
I know him, February's thrush, And loud at eve he valentines On sprays that paw the naked bush Where soon will sprout the thorns and bines.
What a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!
How many a thing which we cast to the ground, When others pick it up, becomes a gem!
I've studied men from my topsy-turvy Close, and I reckon, rather true. Some are fine fellows: some, right scurvy; Most, a dash between the two.
Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself.
Behold the life at ease; it drifts, The sharpened life commands its course.
The sun is coming down to earth, and the fields and the waters shout to him golden shouts.
In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
Poetry is talking on tiptoe.
The future not being born, my friend, we will abstain from baptizing it.
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