Better to be without logic than without feeling.
True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.
Let your performance do the thinking.
I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Who has words at the right moment?
Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties.
Look twice before you leap.
I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me.
If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
Conventionality is not morality.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
Give him enough rope and he will hang himself.
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world.
It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation.
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.