Love rules the court, The camp, the grove, And men below, and the saints above, For love is heaven and heaven is love.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven and heaven is love.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit, He that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit.
Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell.
If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over. Bolt up at once.
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.
One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name.
Cats are a mysterious kind of folk.
We are like the herb which flourisheth most when trampled upon
We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
I envy thee not thy faith, which is ever in thy mouth but never in thy heart nor in thy practice
Chivalry!---why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection---the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant ---Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.
Silence, maiden; thy tongue outruns thy discretion.
The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?
Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.
Fight on, brave knights! Man dies, but glory lives! Fight on; death is better than defeat! Fight on brave knights! for bright eyes behold your deeds!
Many a law, many a commandment have I broken, but my word never.
I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Will future ages believe that such stupid bigotry ever existed!
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.