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The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
The sky was clear - remarkably clear - and the twinkling of all the stars seemed to be but throbs of one body, timed by a common pulse.
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.Previous 1 2 Next