Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
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.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Little Red Riding Hood was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.