Everything you do in a patient’s room, after he is ‘put up’ for the night, increases tenfold the risk of his having a bad night. But, if you rouse him up after he has fallen asleep, you do not risk – you secure him a bad night.
Why do people sit up so late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have no time in the day to themselves.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
She said the object and color in the materials around us actually have a physical effect on us, on how we feel.
Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.
The greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
Live your life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift. There is nothing small in it. Far the greatest things grow by God’s law out of the smallest. But to live your life, you must discipline it.
The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality.