We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.
What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.