Aphorisms, sayings and quotes    



I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
By theme : Women  

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
By theme : Love  

I should like to know, what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.
By theme : Women  

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
By theme : Knowledge   Thought   Wisdom  

That is the bitterest of all - to wear the yoke of our own wrong-doing.
By theme : Behavior  

Humor is also a way of saying something serious.
By theme : Humor  

What we call despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.
By theme : Feelings  

Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
By theme : Vice  

Nothing at times is more expressive than silence.
By theme : Feelings  

The beauty of a lovely woman is like music.
By theme : Beauty  

To manage men one ought to have a sharp mind in a velvet sheath.
By theme : Behavior   Psychology   Wisdom  

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
By theme : Wit  

Character is not cut in marble; it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.
By theme : Character  

Marriage must be a relation either sympathy or of conquest.
By theme : Marriage   Relations  

What is opportunity to the man who can`t use it? An unfecundated egg, which the waves of time wash away into nonentity.
By theme : Behavior   Thought  

It is not true that love makes all things easy; it makes us choose what is difficult.
By theme : Love  

One must be poor to know the luxury of living.
By theme : Life   Wealth  

I`m not denying the women are foolish: God Almighty made them to match the men.
By theme : Humor   Men   Women  

Can man or woman choose duties? No more than they can choose their birthplace, or their father and mother.
By theme : Men   Relations   Women  

The early months of marriage often are times of critical tumult, - whether that of a shrimp pool or of deeper water, - which afterwards subside into cheerful peace.
By theme : Marriage   Relations  

 
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