Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.
A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.