If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
Topics: Ideas, Reason, Thought, Dreams
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
Love is like the wild-rose briar;
Friendship is like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose briar blooms,
But which will bloom most constantly?
Topics: Friends and Friendship, Friendship
The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them.
Having leveled my palace, don’t erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.
Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.
Vain are the thousand creeds that move men’s hearts, unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
I see heaven’s glories shine and faith shines equal…
Cold in the earth – and the deep snow piled above thee,
Far, far, removed, cold in the dreary grave!
Oh, for the time when I shall sleep
A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
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