Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they might have been.
Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!
Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.
I should like to spend the whole of my life in travelling abroad, if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend afterwards at home.
If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.
If you think you can win, you can. Faith is necessary to victory.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter, we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.