Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.
There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
Caricature is rough truth.
The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay.
We are betrayed by what is false within
Speech is the small change of silence.
We never know what's in us till we stand by ourselves.
God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman!
What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting: So were it with me if forgetting could be willed. Tell the grassy hollow that holds the bubbling well-spring, Tell it to forget the source that keeps it filled.
Published memoirs indicate the end of a man's activity, and that he acknowledges the end.
Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious.
Always imitate the behaviour of the winners when you lose.
Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life.
The man who has no mind of his own lends it to the priests.
My religion of life is always to be cheerful.
Full lasting is the song, though he, / The singer, passes.
Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream.
Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harsher blows, make acute and balanced observers.
It is the devil's masterstroke to get us to accuse him
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
Chance works for us when we are good captains.
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