How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.
We need to suffer, that we may learn to pity.
Enthusiasm is the divine particle in our composition: with it we are great, generous, and true; without it, we are little, false, and mean.
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee.
Delicious tears! The heart’s own dew.
We might have been – these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life’s bewailing.
No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature; for life is never so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
I think hearts are very much like glasses. If they do not break with the first ring, they usually last a considerable time.