Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us; there have been many circulation of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.
Quote by George Eliot
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to...
When we get to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns...
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a...
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of...
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it...
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought...
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end...
It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstance would have been less...
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.