Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
All the principal people in the town are concerned in the slave trade, and their chief wealth consists in the number of slaves they possess; therefore there is little chance of the trade being, for many years, totally abolished.
Ignorance is not innocence but sin.
Never the time and the place and the loved one all together!
I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form.
On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.