All our calm is in that balm - Not lost but gone before.
Every poet hopes that after-times Shall set some value on his votive lay.
We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a new born child?
God made all pleasures innocent.
A soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers, There was a lack of woman's nursing, there was dearth of woman's tears; But a comrade stood beside him, while his lifeblood ebbed away.
They serve God well, who serve his creatures.
A woman's suffering is never above half known, for the fact of the publicity of her wrongs is counted to her for disgrace.
I do not ask for my rights. I have no rights. I have only wrongs.
Until I truly loved, I was alone.
I am listening for the voices Which I heard in days of old.
For death and life, in ceaseless strife, Beat wild on this world's shore, And all our calm is in that balmâ€” Not lost but gone before.
O Twilight! Spirit that dost render birth To dim enchantments; melting heaven with earth, Leaving on craggy hills and running streams A softness like the atmosphere of dreams.
Old Time, who changes all below, To wean men gently for the grave.
Child murderers practice their profession without let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries unquestioned...Is there no remedy for all this ante-natal child murder?
Oh, there at last, life's trials past, / We'll meet our loved ones more, / Whose feet have trod the path to God, -- / Not lost, but gone before.
A child's eyes, those clear wells of undefiled thoughtÂ—what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of hope, love and curiosity, they meet your own.
Perhaps there will come a time when... an unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood... and when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or interfered with.
Don't let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole.
Nature in no case cometh short of art, for the arts are copiers of natural forms.
It is not right to vex ourselves at things, for they care not about it.
Thanks to the gods I didn't spend much time while growing up with my grandfather's mistress and preserved the flower of my youth, waiting for the proper time to demonstrate my virility.
Vex not thy spirit at the course of things, they heed not thy vexations
Your manners will depend very much upon the quality of what you frequently think on; for the soul is as it were tinged with the colour and complexion of thought.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
Let thine occupations be few, saith the sage, if thou wouldst lead a tranquil life.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. Marcus Aureliu
I can at once become happy anywhere, for he is happy who has found himself a happy lot. In a word, happiness lies all in the functions of reason, in warrantable desires and virtuous practice.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aureliu
Men exist for the sake of one another.
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers. Marcus Aureliu
All things are changing; and thou thyself art in continuous mutation and in a manner in continuous destruction and the whole universe to.
Does the light of the lamp shine without losing its splendour until it is extinguished; and shall the truth which is in thee and justice and temperance be extinguished before thy death?
He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. Marcus Aureliu
Take the shortest route. The one that nature planned - to speak and act in the healthiest way. Do that, and be free of pain and stress, free of all calculations and pretension.
A man should be upright, not be kept upright. Marcus Aure
Each of us needs what nature gives us, when nature gives us.
I'm going to be meeting with people today who talk too much - people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won't be surprised or disturbed, for I can't imagine a world without such people.