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Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.


Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.


A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.


Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.




Sunlight is painting.


Moonlight is sculpture.


All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.


No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.


Easy reading is damn hard writing.


What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart What jailer so inexorable as one's self



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