Wise thinkers prevail everywhere.
A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.
We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone?
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
Nothing can be more striking to one who is accustomed to the little inclosures called public parks in our American cities, than the spacious, open grounds of London. I doubt, in fact, whether any person fully comprehends their extent, from any of the ordinary descriptions of them, until he has seen them or tried to walk over them.
The one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.
Now a soft kiss – Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain.
Our religion is itself profoundly sad – a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man’s own language – so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.