Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.
Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.
Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them; their notions of good and evil are the result of the moral atmosphere they breathe.
God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth.
Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
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