Forbidden things have a secret charm.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Henry Van Dyke Quotes
Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Every house where love abides and friendship is a guest, is surely home, and home sweet home for there the heart can rest.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.
The best rose-bush, after all, is not that which has the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity.
Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.