Sane people did what their neighbors did, so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple pity that will not forsake us
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent, unspeakable memories.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? - an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
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