The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
There is nothing so fleeting as the memory of benefits received.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?
First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers of this hand wherewith I write; And, ever since, it grew more clean and white.
Never lie when the truth is more profitable.
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death.
If you did the same thing you did yesterday as you did today as you will do tomorrow, what have you done? The same thing.
Everybody has 24 hours and the question is, what do you do with your 24 hours? That’s what makes everybody equal.