‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?
God’s finger touched him, and he slept.
Love is the only gold.
Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don’t knock your friends. Don’t knock your enemies. Don’t knock yourself.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.