Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
[O]ur honeymoon will shine our life long: its beams will only fade over your grave or mine.
...[M]y inner self moved; my spirit shook its always-fettered wings half loose. I had a sudden feeling as if I, who never yet truly lived, were at last about to taste life.