Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
No, when the fight begins within himself, A man's worth something.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Tis not what man Does which exalts him, but what man Would do!
Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Who knows most, doubts most; entertaining hope means recognizing fear.
There are those who believe something, and therefore will tolerate nothing; and on the other hand, those who tolerate everything, because they believe nothing.
The great mind knows the power of gentleness.
God is the perfect poet, Who in his person acts his own creations.
There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness;....and, to know, rather consists in opening out a way where the imprisoned splendor may escape, then in effecting entry for a light supposed to be without.
Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true.
To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.
There are three ways of learning golf: by study, which is the most wearisome; by imitation, which is the most fallacious; and by experience, which is the most bitter.
But what if I fail of my purpose here? It is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall, and baffled, get up and begin again.
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
For sudden the worst turns the best to the brave, The black minute's at end, And the elements' rage, the fiend voices that rave, Shall dwindle, shall blend, Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain, Then a light, then thy breast, O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, And with God be the rest!
As is your sort of mind, So is your sort of search: You will find what you desire.
He who did well in war just earns the right, To begin doing well in peace.
Love is the energy of life.
Success in marriage is more than finding the right person: it is being the right person.
A minute of success pays for years of failure.
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?
I count life just a stuffTo try the soul's strength on.
To me at least was never evening yet, but seemed far beautifuller than its day.
Good to forgive, Best to forget.
Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
Go practice if you please with men and women: leave a child alone for Christ's particular love's sake!
On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
So, fall asleep love, loved by me... for I know love, I am loved by thee.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.
how sad and bad and mad it was - but then, how it was sweet