Oh, that peace may come.
The greatest maxim of all is that children should be brought up as simply and in as domestic a way as possible, and that (not interfering with their lessons) they should be as much as possible with their parents, and learn to place the greatest confidence in them in all things.
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
[On alcohol:] Total abstinence is an impossibility and … it will not do to insist on it as a general practice.
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.
When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl – and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to – which you can’t deny is the penalty of marriage.
Oh! If those selfish men, who are the cause of all one’s misery, only knew what their poor slaves go through! What suffering, what humiliation to the delicate feelings of a poor woman, above all a young one, especially with those nasty doctors.
Beware of artists, they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous.
Everybody grows but me.
Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
Good Hock (Hochheimer) keeps off the Doc.
We will not have failure – only success and new learning.
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting.
That Book, the Bible, accounts for the supremacy of England. England has become great & happy by the knowledge of the true God through Jesus Christ.
The danger to the country, to Europe, to her vast Empire, which is involved in having all these great interests entrusted to the shaking hand of an old, wild, and incomprehensible man of 82, is very great!
Being married gives one one’s position like nothing else can.
I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
Oh! was ever woman so blessed as I am.
An ugly baby is a very nasty object – and the prettiest is frightful.