Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
Idleness is many gathered miseries in one name.
No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned.
The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
Only action gives life strength, only moderation gives it charm.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
The miracle on earth are the laws of heaven.
Other exercises develop single powers and muscles, but dancing embellishes, exercises, and equalizes all the muscles at once.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.