The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Quote by Thomas Hardy
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales...
Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfilment of that...
The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people's is,...
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument...
Some day my boat will come in, and with my luck I'll be at the...
You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let...
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I...
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far...
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
A love without indiscretion is no lover at all.
War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may...
A pessimist is somebody who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and...