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" A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. "
" But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed. "
" Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds. "
" Every diminution of the liberty of the press is followed by a diminution of civilization. Wherever we see the freedom of the press interfered with, there we see the nutrition of the human family interrupted. "
" Love that is not jealous is neither true nor pure. "
" Perseverance, secret of all triumphs. "
" It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life. "
" Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. "
" I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. "
" How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. "
" All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. "
" To love beauty is to see light. "
" Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh. "
" Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. "
" There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling. "
" Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite. "
" I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself. "
" Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book. "
" A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil. "
" Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. "
" No one can keep a secret better than a child. "
" Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery. "
" Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal. "
" My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic. "
" When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door. "
" Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. "
" The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God. "
" People do not lack strength; they lack will. "
" The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness. "
" I'm religiously opposed to religion. "
" Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it. "