Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
I love singing - singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing - like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Character and fate are two words for the same thing.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
To have dominion by religion, is to have dominion over men's souls, thus over their very spiritual life, and to use the Divine things, which are in their religion, as the means.
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.
Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.
Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
A revolution can be neither made nor stopped. The only thing that can be done is for one of several of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existance of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.