The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
The man who stops making new friends eventually will have none.
You are indebted to your imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
A state without some means of change is without the means of its conservation.
With respect to excellence of Style and Composition, it may perhaps be said that to practised ears the most pleasing Music is such as has the merit of novelty, added to refinement, and ingenious contrivance; and to the ignorant, such as is most familiar and common.
O! what's a table richly spread
Without a woman at its head!
Beneath this sod A poet lies, or that which once seemed he-- Oh, lift one thought in prayer for S. T. C.! That he, who many a year, with toil of breath, Found death in life, may here find life in death.
Memories are all we really own.
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.