In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
Category: Fools And Foolishness
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!
Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
It's them as take advantage that get advantage I this world.
Category: Getting Ahead
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
Category: Heroes And Heroism