"A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow."
"Consistency, madam, is the first of Christian duties."
"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns."
"Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition."
"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own."
"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
"Let your performance do the thinking."
"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs."
"Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not, match the expectation."
"Look twice before you leap."
"Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves."
"One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow."
"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones."
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."
"You - poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are - I entreat to accept me as a husband."
"You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength."