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" Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. "
" Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature. "
" Easy reading is damn hard writing. "
" All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. "
" Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. "
" Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. "
" What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self! "
" In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. "
" Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. "
" Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. "
" The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. "
" A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon. "
" You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it. "
" It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. "
" The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed. "
" Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments. "
" A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world. "
" Sunlight is painting. "
" My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered. "
" Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. "
" Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. "
" A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats. "
" We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest. "
" Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. "
" We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. "
" Life is made up of marble and mud. "
" Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. "
" Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale. "
" No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. "
" The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison. "
" Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers. "