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October 20, 2018
No two persons ever read the same book. Edmund Wilson
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Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Animals are such agreeable friends - They ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.
Can any man or woman choose duties? No more that they can choose their birthplace, or their father or mother.
Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.
Excessive literary production is a social offense.
Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than ...
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas ...
If you sit down at set of sun And count the acts that you have done, And counting find One self - Denying deed, one word That eased the ...
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities.
It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the ...
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
It is never too late to become what we might have been.
It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest ...
It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful ...
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.
No evil dooms us hopelessly, except the evil we love, and desire to continue in and make no effort to escape from.
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds ...
Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.
Speech is but broken light upon the depth Of the unspoken.
Teach us to care and not to care. Teach us to sit still.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when ...
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them ...
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women - Of all classes - Detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and ...
The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it ...
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
To judge wisely, we must know how things appear to the unwise.
We ust find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
Wear a smile and have friends, wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech - One does not, at least, hear ...
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