Now and then one sees a face which has kept its smile pure and undefiled. Such a smile transfigures; such a smile, if the artful but know it, is the greatest weapon a face can have.
Who waits until the wind shall silent keep Will never find the ready hour to sow.
Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.
The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?
There cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families.
If I could write a story that would do for the Indian one-hundredth part what 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for the Negro, I would be thankful the rest of my life.
O sweet, delusive Noon, Which the morning climbs to find, O moment sped too soon, And morning left behind.
On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead.
I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out.
If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs. Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
Motherhood is priced Of God, at price no man may dare To lessen or misunderstand.
But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
Great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.
As soon as I began, it seemed impossible to write fast enough - I wrote faster than I would write a letter - two thousand to three thousand words in a morning, and I cannot help it.
O month when they who love must love and wed.