The cause is within us. The cure is within us.
~ Rebecca Beard
James Russell Lowell Quotes
I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.
That best academy, a mother's knee.
My soul is not a palace of the past...
All God's angels come to us disguised.
Most men make the voyage of life as if they carried sealed orders which they were not to open till they were fairly in mid-ocean.
Fate loves the fearless.
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
For men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig-leaves for the naked truth.
There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
There is no bore we dread being left alone with so much as our own minds.
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: That you are dreadfully like other people.
Whatever its origin, a belief in spirits seems to have been common to all the nations of the ancient world who have left us any record of themselves.
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us!
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
The question of common sense is always what is it good for? - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.