They say women and music should never be dated.
Poetry is the mother-tongue of the human race.
Tenderness is a virtue.
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Our reason arises, at the very least, from this twofold lesson of sensuous revelations and human testimonies.
Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.