When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
William M Thackeray
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
James Russell Lowell
The voice of protest, of warning, of appeal is never more needed than when the clamor of fife and drum, echoed by the press and too often by the pulpit, is bidding all men fall in step and obey in silence the tyrannous word of command. Then, more than ever, it is the duty of the good citizen not to be silent.
Charles Eliot Norton
An aim in life is the only fortune worth the finding; and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.
Her reputation for reading a great deal hung about her like the cloudy envelope of a goddess in an epic
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
It's never too late to be who you might have been.
That a man be willing, when others are so too, as farre-forth, as for Peace, and defence of himself he shall think it necessary, to lay down this right to all things; and be contented with so much liberty against other men, as he would allow other men against himself.