For nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
It was a cold hard easterly morning when he latched the garden gate and turned away. The light snowfall which had feathered his schoolroom windows on the Thursday, still lingered in the air, and was falling white, while the wind blew black.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six , result happiness.
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
We umble ones have got eyes, mostly speaking -- and we look out of 'em.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!
There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.
A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.
There was a piece of ornamental water immediately below the parapet, on the other side, into which Mr. James Harthouse had a very strong inclination to pitch Mr. Thomas Gradgrind Junior.
And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done -- done, see you! -- under that sky there, every day.
I care for no man on earth, and no man on earth cares for me.
That glorious vision of doing good is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds.
My advice is, never do to-morrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time. Collar him!
Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.
Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade.
She had curiously thoughtful and attentive eyes; eyes that were very pretty and very good.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
The world belongs to those who set out to conquer it armed with self confidence and good humour.
There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair.
Trifles make the sum of life.
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me.
A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.
Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence.
He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
When a man bleeds inwardly, it is a dangerous thing for himself; but when he laughs inwardly, it bodes no good to other people.
We forge the chains we wear in life.
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.
May not the complaint, that common people are above their station, often take its rise in the fact of uncommon people being below theirs?
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other...every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!
Credit is a system whereby a person who can not pay gets another person who can not pay to guarantee that he can pay.
He would make a lovely corpse.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,.
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows -- and china.