Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
But reason always cuts a poor figure beside sentiment; the one being essentially restricted, like everything that is positive, while the other is infinite.
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Whenever people say, 'We mustn't be sentimental,' you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, 'We must be realistic,' they mean they are going to make money out of it.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
What a man calls his 'conscience' is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
It's not good to make sentimental journeys. You see the differences instead of the sameness.
I don't know if I like being the sentimental favorite.
In the best of all possible worlds, February 14 is a pleasant and sentimental opportunity to lavish your partner with attention or move your relationship to the next level.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
The job of the poet is to render the world-to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
I revolted from sentimentality, less because it was false than because it was cruel.
Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.
Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
We live in the best of all possible worlds
Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam.
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