I praise loudly. I blame softly.
You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied.
.. whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Last Update: January, 2020