1. 10

    The main object of religion is not to get a man into heaven, but to get heaven into him.

    24
  2. 9

    And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be— and whenever I look up, there will be you. -Gabriel Oak

    28
  3. 8

    I shall do one thing in this life-one thing certain-this is, love you, and long of you, and keep wanting you till I die.

    32
  4. 7

    Remember that the best and greatest among mankind are those who do themselves no worldly good. Every successful man is more or less a selfish man. The devoted fail.

    37
  5. 6

    The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

    38
  6. 5

    The perfect woman, you see [is] a working-woman; not an idler; not a fine lady; but one who [uses] her hands and her head and her heart for the good of others.

    42
  7. 4

    Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.

    47
  8. 3

    O, you have torn my life all to pieces... made me be what I prayed you in pity not to make me be again!

    48
  9. 2

    To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.

    61
  10. 1

    Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.

    90
  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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