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Quote Left Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. Quote Right
Quote Left To marry unequally is to suffer equally. Quote Right
Quote Left Mozart has the classic purity of light and the blue ocean; Beethoven the romantic grandeur which belongs to the storms of air and sea, and while the soul of Mozart seems to dwell on the ethereal peaks of Olympus, that of Beethoven climbs shuddering the storm-beaten sides of a Sinai. Blessed be they both! Each represents a moment of the ideal life, each does us good. Our love is due to both. Quote Right
Quote Left Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark Quote Right
Quote Left Oh, order! Material order, intellectual order, moral order! What a comfort and strength, and what an economy! To know where we are going and what we want; that is order. To keep ones word, to do the right thing, and at the right time: more order. To have everything under ones hand, to put ones whole army through its manoeuvres, to work with all ones resources: still order. To discipline ones habits and efforts and wishes, to organize ones life and distribute ones time, to measure ones duties and assert ones rights, to put ones capital and resources, ones talents and opportunities to profit: again and always order. Order is light, peace, inner freedom, self-determination: it is power. To conceive order, to return to order, to realize order in oneself, around oneself, by means of oneself, this is aesthetic and moral beauty, it is well-being, it is what ought to be. Quote Right
Quote Left Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude. Quote Right
Quote Left To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. Quote Right
Quote Left Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary -- they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be. Quote Right
Quote Left Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more. Quote Right
Quote Left Any landscape is a condition of the spirit. Quote Right
Quote Left Accept life, and you must accept regret. Quote Right
Quote Left Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults --a gigantic scaffolding whose object is to hide from us our favorite sin. Quote Right
Quote Left Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false. Quote Right
Quote Left Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be. Quote Right
Quote Left A woman is sometimes fugitive, irrational, indeterminable, illogical and contradictory. A great deal of forbearance ought to be shown her, and a good deal of prudence exercised with regard to her, for she may bring about innumerable evils without knowing it. Capable of all kinds of devotion, and of all kinds of treason, monster incomprehensible, raised to the second power, she is at once the delight and the terror of man. Quote Right
Quote Left Health is the first of all liberties, and happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health. Quote Right
Quote Left So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Quote Right
Quote Left Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle. Quote Right
Quote Left Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender. Quote Right
Quote Left Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe. Quote Right
Quote Left Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. Quote Right
Quote Left Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of the finite creatures. Quote Right
Quote Left Analysis kills spontaneity. Quote Right
Quote Left To be always ready a man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied Quote Right
Quote Left To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song. Quote Right
Quote Left Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. Quote Right
Quote Left Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command. Quote Right
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