But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like again.
Adversity is, to me at least, a tonic and a bracer.
It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside, instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart.
To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
The chain of friendship, however bright, does not stand the attrition of constant close contact.
I like a highland friend who will stand by me not only when I am in the right, but when I am a little in the wrong.
It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart. But the first broadside puts all to rights.
Hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
True love's the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy's hot fire, Whose wishes soon as granted fly; It liveth not in fierce desire.
And please return it. You may think this a strange request, but I find that although my friends are poor arithmeticians, they are nearly all of them good bookkeepers.
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.