Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
The world is not so much in need of new thoughts as that when thought grows old and worn with usage it should, like current coin, be called in, and, from the mint of genius, reissued fresh and new.
The sea complains upon a thousand shores.
A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
The dead keep their secrets, and in a while we shall be as wise as they - and as taciturn.
To sit for one's portrait is like being present at one's own creation.
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.
We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it.
A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
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