Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
To be born woman is to know – although they do not speak of it at school – women must labor to be beautiful.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment’s thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.
Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.