Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
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.
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less strong against us.
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.
Consequences are unpitying.
Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.