Now is the age of anxiety.
Laughter is ever young, whereas tragedy, except the very highest of all, quickly becomes haggard.
The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick.
If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
The British have turned their sense of humour into a national virtue. It is odd, because through much of history, humour has been considered cheap, and laughter something for the lower orders. But British aristocrats didn’t care a damn about what people thought of them, so they made humour acceptable.
The best way for women to acquire knowledge is from conversation with a father, a brother, or a friend, in the way of family intercourse and easy conversation, and by such a course of reading as they may recommend.
I do a lot of readings.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt.