Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
And my heart springs up anew, Bright and confident and true, And the old loves comes to meet me in the dawning and the dew.
When I am grown to man’s estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the as the duty of being happy.
To hold the same views at forty as we did at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser.