There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
To read a book, to think it over, and to write out notes is a useful exercise; a book which will not repay some hard thought is not worth publishing.
The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
A young sailor boy came to see me today. It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage, and tell me how much they have learned about navigation.
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.
As a general rule, people disappoint you as you know them.
I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men.
We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment.
It is sad to see a woman sacrificing the ties of the affections even to do good.
The love of one's own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery; it is genuine and sincere.
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