The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Quote by Jean Paul
The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are...
Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more...
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and...
Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over...
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like...
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are...
I have made as much out of myself as could be made of the stuff,...
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of...
There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and...
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.