Respectable means rich, and decent means poor. I should die if I heard my family called decent.
If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere. You even smell it.
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.
Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.