The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
Let your performance do the thinking.
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you. Don't flatter me.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
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