The trials of life will not wait for us. They come at their own time, not caring much to inquire how ready we may be to meet them.
James Anthony Froude
For me this world was neither so high nor so low as the Church would have it; chequered over with its wild light shadows, I could love it and all the children of it, more dearly, perhaps, because it was not all light.
I believe in God, not because the Bible tells me that he is, but because my heart tells me so; and the same heart tells me we can only have His peace with us if we love Him and obey Him, and that we can only he happy when we each love our neighbour better than ourselves.
A dreamer he was, and ever would be. Yet dreaming need not injure us, if it do but take its turn with waking; and even dreams themselves may be turned to beauty, by favoured men to whom nature has given the powers of casting them into form.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it.
Science rests on reason and experiment, and can meet an opponent with calmness but a belief is always sensitive.
To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.
Superior strength is found in the long run to lie with those who had right on their side.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
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