Women are safer in perilous situations and emergencies than men, and might be still more so if they trusted themselves more confidingly to the chivalry of manhood.
What we call real estate – the solid ground to build a house on – is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
I love my mother, but there has been, ever since my boyhood, a sort of coldness of intercourse between us, such as is apt to come between people of strong feelings.
Technologies of easy travel give us wings; they annihilate the toil and dust of pilgrimage; they spiritualize travel! Transition being so facile, what can be any man’s inducement to tarry in one spot?
I do detest all offices – all, at least, that are held on a political tenure.
The love of posterity is the consequence of the necessity of death. If a man were sure of living forever here, he would not care about his offspring.
We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.
To the untrue man, the whole universe is false- it is impalpable- it shrinks to nothing within his grasp. And he himself is in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist.
I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
By the sympathy of your human hearts for sin ye shall scent out all the places ? whether in church, bedchamber, street, field, or forest ? where crime has been committed, and shall exult to behold the whole earth one stain of guilt, one mighty blood spot.
Let us acknowledge it wiser, if not more sagacious to follow out one’s day-dream to its natural consummation, although if the vision has been worth the having, it is certain never to be consummated otherwise than by a failure.