From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
Nathaniel P Willis
Is it a fact -- or have I dreamt it -- that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
Those expressions are omitted which can not with propriety be read aloud in the family.
One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
Then let us turn now — you to me
And I to you — and hand to hand
Clasp, even though our fable be
Of strangers met in a strange land
Who pause, perturbed, then speak and know
That speech, half lost, can yet amaze
Joy at the root; then suddenly grow
Silent, and on each other gaze.