How could a man be satisfied with a decision between such alternatives and under such circumstances? No more than he can be satisfied with his hat, which he's chosen from among such shapes as the resources of the age offer…
Quote by George Eliot
For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable...
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
We must find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have...
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which...
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of...
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of...
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern...
Breed is stronger than pasture.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very...
What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.