Considering the way the world is, one happy day is almost a miracle.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn't afraid of facing challenges.
The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.
You will be loved and respected only if you love and respect yourself.
A Warrior knows when a battle is worth fighting.
The fool who loves giving advice on our garden never tends his own plants
I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea.
The roller-coaster is my life; life is a fast, dizzying game; life is a parachute jump; itâ€™s taking chances, falling over and getting up again; itâ€™s mountaineering; itâ€™s wanting to get to the very top of yourself and feeling angry and dissatisfied when you donâ€™t manage it
Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused
Although a man may lose a sense of his own importance when he is a mere unit among a busy throng, all utterly regardless of him, it by no means follows that he can dispossess himself, with equal facility, of a very strong sense of the importance and magnitude of his cares.
It is, as Mr. Rokesmith says, a matter of feeling, but Lor how many matters ARE matters of feeling!
There is no substitute for thoroughgoing, ardent, and sincere earnestness.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
The cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.
Perhaps second-hand cares, like second-hand clothes, come easily off and on.
Oh, a dainty plant is the ivy green, That creepeth o'er ruins old! Of right choice food are his meals, I ween, In his cell so lone and cold. Creeping where no life is seen, A rare old plant is the ivy green.
I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long years to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself an
The two commonest mistakes in judgement ... are, the confounding of shyness with arrogance - a very common mistake indeed - and the not understanding that an obstinate nature exists in a perpetual struggle with itself.
There's a young man hid with me, in comparison with which young man I am a Angel. That young man hears the words I speak. That young man has a secret way pecooliar to himself, of getting at a boy, and at his heart, and at his liver.
"O' course I came to look arter you, my darlin'," replied Mr. Weller; for once permitting his passion to get the better of his veracity.
I have sometimes sat alone here of an evening, listening, until I have made the echoes out to be the echoes of all the footsteps that are coming by and by into our lives. "Jerry, say that my answer was, 'RECALLED TO LIFE.
Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?
He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.
Don't be afraid! We won't make an author of you, while there's an honest trade to be learnt, or brick-making to turn to.
My guiding star always is, Get hold of portable property.
All partings foreshadow the great final one.
... I feel certain that his tale is true. Feeling that certainty, I befriend him. As long as that certainty shall last, I will befriend him. And if any consideration could shake me in this resolve, I should be so ashamed of myself for my meanness, that no man's good opinion - no, nor no woman's - so