There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
When the unwelcome little unborn shall have seen the light my brain will be lightened, and I shall have a clearer mind. Thank God that even this weary nine months shall come to an end and leave me in possession of my own body and my own soul.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?