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  1. Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes.


  2. Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.


  3. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.


  4. The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use.




  5. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.


  6. Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.


  7. Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.


  8. I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.


  9. There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.


  10. There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.


  11. They who drink beer will think beer.


  12. Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.


  13. A woman's life is a history of the affections.

    • love

  14. Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three.


  15. Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.

    • marriage

  16. Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.


  17. The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.


  18. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming griefand unspeakable love.


  19. Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.


  20. There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

    • adversity

  21. The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible.


  22. A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.


  23. A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.


  24. It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end.


  25. Little minds attain and are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.

    • minds

  26. Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little.


  27. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

    • crying

  28. A woman's whole life is a history of the affections. The heart is her world: it is there her ambition strives for empire; it is there her avarice seeks for hidden treasures. She sends forth her sympathies on adventure; she embarks her whole soul on the traffic of affection; and if shipwrecked, her case is hopeless -- for it is a bankruptcy of the heart.


  29. The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal -- every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open -- this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.


  30. The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.


  31. Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business.


  32. There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.


  33. An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.


  34. The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use.


  35. Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No -- no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.


  36. There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.


  37. In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part.


  38. Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears.


  39. The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.


  40. A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

    • anger

  41. The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem.


  42. The great British Library -- one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.


  43. There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

    • women

  44. Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.


  45. There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

    • adversity

  46. Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

    • kindness

  47. A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.



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