Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us.
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.? Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession.? That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
The excessive increase of anything causes a reaction in the opposite direction.
I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.
Enemies' gifts are no gifts and do no good.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
If music be the food of love, play on; give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
Neither of us entered marriage thinking it wouldn't be a strain. Life has strains in it, and he's the person I want to strain with.
Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends?
You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
One doesn't have to get anywhere in a marriage. It's not a public conveyance.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
Bring a wife home to your house when you are of the right age, not far short of 30 years, nor much above; this is the right time for marriage.
I have felt in my very blood, ever since I was born, a most unconquerable hatred towards the whole tribe of fools, and it arises from the fact that I feel myself a blockhead whenever I am in their company.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.