1. 10

    Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof.

    26
  2. 9

    Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.

    26
  3. 8

    The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.

    27
  4. 7

    A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

    41
  5. 6

    Light is the symbol of truth.

    54
  6. 5

    What visionary tints the year puts on, When falling leaves falter through motionless air Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare, As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills The bowl between me and those distant hills, And smiles and shakes abroad her misty, tremulous hair!

    60
  7. 4

    All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

    60
  8. 3

    Fate loves the fearless.

    65
  9. 2

    One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

    77
  10. 1

    Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

    103
  11. Last Update: 6 February 2023

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