Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Fear is the mother of foresight.
There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
And yet to every bad there is a worse.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
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