We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
The reward of one duty is the power to fulfil another.
But what we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
The reward of one duty done is the power to fulfill another
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
But most of us are apt to settle within ourselves that the man who blocks our way is odious, and not to mind causing him a little of the disgust which his personality excites in ourselves.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Ignorance gives one a large range of probabilities
A suppressed resolve will betray itself in the eyes.
I could not live in peace if I put the shadow of a wilful sin between myself and God.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.