He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
Love is like a hunter, who cares not for the game when once caught, which he may have pursued with the most intense and breathless eagerness. Love is strongest in pursuit friendship in possession.
Love is the essence of God.
Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
Never self-possessed, or prudent, love is all abandonment.
The reason why all men honor love is because it looks up, And not down aspires and not despairs.
A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Every man is a borrower and a mimic, life is theatrical and literature a quotation.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, then that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding.
I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.
In the hands of the discoverer, medicine becomes a heroic art . . wherever life is dear he is a demigod.
Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.
Life is a festival only to the wise.
Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect.
Life is a progress and not a station.
Life is a search after power.
Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not.
Life is eating us up. We all shall be fables presently. Keep cool it will be all one a hundred years hence.
Life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.
Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
Life is too short to waste … Twill soon be dark Up mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark.
Manners are the happy ways of doing things each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at least a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned.
Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world as invalids pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate, but to live my life is for itself, and not for spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. I ask for primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse this appeal from a man to his actions.
My chief want in life is someone who shall make me do what I can.
One moment of a mans life is a fact so stupendous as to take the luster out of all fiction.
One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
The chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do the best we can.
The one prudence in life is concentration the one evil is dissipation.
The only prudence in life is concentration.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
The world is upheld by the veracity of good men they make the earth wholesome. They who lived with them found life glad and nutritious. Life is sweet and tolerable only in our belief in such society.
Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.
The pleasure of life is according to the man who lives it, and not according to the work or the place
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.
Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Do the thing we fear, and the death of fear is certain.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
The book written against fame and learning has the author’s name on the title-page.
Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Knowledge is an antidote to fear.
Knowledge is the antidote to fear.
Knowledge is the only elegance.
Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds.
The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
For what are they all in their high conceit, When man in the bush with God may meet.
The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
There is a crack in everything God has made.
I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow. Miss C. F. Forbes, (18171911).
Religion is as effectually destroyed by bigotry as by indifference.
The first and last lesson of religion is The things that are seen are temporal things that are unseen are eternal.
Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.