I'm not denyin' the women are foolish. God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome, dubious eggs, called possibilities.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course.
Hobbies are apt to run away with us, you know; it doesn't do to be run away with. We must keep the reins.
No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
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.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.