When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
Some words are like rays of sunshine, others like barbed arrows or the bite of a serpent. And if hard words cut so deep, how much pleasure can kind ones give?
The carnage and suffering which war entails are terrible to contemplate, and constitute an irresistible argument in favor of arbitration.
There is however, a true music of Nature – the song of the birds, the whisper of leaves, the ripple of waters upon a sandy shore, the wail of wind or sea.
The soul is, of course, the noblest part of man.
We cannot always secure sleep. When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep us awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthy sleep than plenty of open air.
It is indeed astonishing how many great men have been poor.
Be cautious, but not too cautious; do not be too much afraid of making a mistake; a man who never makes a mistake will make nothing.
Marriage is a great responsibility. Do not trust altogether to, or be beguiled by, the eye, for marriages are not to be contracted by the hands and eye, but with reason and the heart.
Do not be afraid of showing your affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy, than by service; love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.