If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. Margaret Fulle
With the intellect, I always have-always shall overcome, but that is not half of the work of life. The life-oh my God-shall the life never be sweet?
A great work of Art demands a great thought or a thought of beauty adequately expressed. - Neither in Art nor Literature more than in Life can an ordinary thought be made interesting because well-dressed.
Put up at the moment of greatest suffering a prayer, not for thy own escape, but for the enfranchisement of some being dear to thee, and the sovereign spirit will accept thy ransom.
The Greeks saw everything in forms which we are trying to ascertain as law, and classify as cause.
A man who means to think and write a great deal must, after six and twenty, learn to read with his fingers.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule. Margaret Fu
When I saw it, the damage was severe, ... It really fried the unit.
Next to invention is the power of interpreting invention; next to beauty the power of appreciating beauty.
Everywhere the fatal spirit of imitation, of reference to European standards, penetrates and threatens to blight whatever of original growth might adorn the soil.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Man can never come up to his ideal standard. It is the nature of the immortal spirit to raise that standard higher and higher as it goes from strength to strength, still upward and onward. The wisest and greatest men are ever the most modest.
What a difference it makes to come home to a child!
A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. For human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion. If they do not get it in one way, they must in another, or perish.
Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all.
Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural.
There is some danger lest there be no real religion in the heart which craves too much daily sympathy.
The public must learn how to cherish the nobler and rarer plants, and to plant the aloe, able to wait a hundred years for it's bloom, or it's garden will contain, presently, nothing but potatoes and pot-herbs.
I fear I have not one good word to say this fair morning, though the sun shines so encouragingly on the distant hills and gentle river and the trees are in their festive hues. I am not festive, though contented. When obliged to give myself to the prose of life, as I am on this occasion of being esta
For precocity some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life.
... the Power who gave a power, by its mere existence, signifies that it must be brought out towards perfection.
While any one is base, none can be entirely free and noble.
We cannot have expression till there is something to be expressed.
The man of science dissects the statement, verifies the facts, and demonstrates connection even where he cannot its purpose.
The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play the jereed.
It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy
The persons whom you have idolized can never, in the end, be ungrateful, and, probably, at the time of retreat they still do justice to your heart. But, so long as you must draw persons too near you, a temporary recoil is sure to follow. It is the character striving to defend itself from a heating a
Let no one dare to call another mad who is not himself willing to rank in the same class for every perversion and fault of judgment. Let no one dare aid in punishing another as criminal who is not willing to suffer the penalty due to his own offenses.
How anyone can remain a Catholic - I mean who has ever been aroused to think, and is not biased by the partialities of childish years - after seeing Catholicism here in Italy I cannot conceive.
Union is only possible to those who are units. To be fit for relations in time, souls, whether of man or woman, must be able to do without them in the spirit.