You are not a woman. You may try – but you can never imagine what it is to have a man’s force of genius in you, and yet to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
Will not a tiny speck very close to our vision blot out the glory of the world, and leave only a margin by which we see the blot? I know no speck so troublesome as self.
When you get me a good man made out of arguments, I will get you a good dinner with reading you the cookery-book.
When we take to wishing a great deal for ourselves, whatever we get soon turns into mere limitation and exclusion.
When death, the great Reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
When a man has seen the woman whom he would have chosen if he had intended to marry speedily, his remaining a bachelor will usually depend on her resolution rather than on his.