Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserve; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room.
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.