The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
There is a wisdom of the head, and ... a wisdom of the heart.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
And if it's proud to have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts, Miss Jenny struck in, flushed, she is proud.
Credit is a system whereby a person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Anythin' for a quiet life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
A new heart for a New Year, always!
And tomorrow looked in my face more steadily than I could look at it.
I want to escape from myself. For when I do start up and stare myself seedily in the face, as happens to be my case at present, my blankness is inconceivable--indescribable--my misery amazing.
Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Christmas is a time in which, of all times in the year, the memory of every remediable sorrow, wrong, and trouble in the world around us, should be active with us, not less than our own experiences, for all good.
It is well for a man to respect his own vocation whatever it is and to think himself bound to uphold it and to claim for it the respect it deserves.