... for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man.
A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.
A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed receipt.
A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
Abstinence is whereby a man refraineth from anything which he may lawfully claim.