Constancy in love is a good thing; but it means nothing, and is nothing, without constancy in every kind of effort.
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are famous preservers of good looks.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.
There is a wisdom of the head, and there is a wisdom of the heart.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
[Credit is a system whereby] a person who can’t pay, gets another person who can’t pay, to guarantee that he can pay.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
I only ask to be free, the butterflies are free.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
O ’tis love, ’tis love, ’tis love that makes the world go round!
I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
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