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" You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl. "
" No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference. "
" An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down. "
" No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. "
" What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? "
" Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face. "
" Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet. "
" The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. "
" I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth. "
" The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. "
" Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive. "
" Breed is stronger than pasture. "
" To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion. "
" Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self. "
" Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline. "
" The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance. "
" The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history. "
" The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions. "
" The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words. "
" Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. "
" Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder. "
" When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity. "
" The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life. "
" You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. "
" Our words have wings, but fly not where we would. "
" Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. "
" In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. "
" Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. "
" A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections. "
" That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise. "
" Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. "