All the feeling which my father could not put into words was in his hand- any dog, child, or horse would recognize the kindness of it.
If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.