Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
Bigotry dwarfs the soul by shutting out the truth.
A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
Gaiety is often the reckless ripple over depths of despair.
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heart-felt truth - the true poet is very near the oracle.
Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.
No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.