Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
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.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return.
There are many victories worse than a defeat.
Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.
Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.