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She who is even once unjust can not complain if the like is expected of her again.
There are as many kinds of anger as there are of the sunsets with which they ought to end
the truth she gathered, enlarging her strength, enlarged likewise the composure that comes of strength.
Most powerful of all powers in its holy insinuation is _being_. _To be_ is more powerful than even _to do_. Action _may_ be hypocrisy, but being is the thing itself, and is the parent of action.
The main secret of his progress, the secret of all wisdom, was, that with him action was the beginning and end of thought.
The person who can not bear with a sick man or a baby is not fit to be a woman.
It is not where one is, but in what direction he is going.
From the neglect of a real duty, she became the slave of a false one.
Ignorance is no reason with a fool for holding his tongue.
his mother, who had never been able to manage him, sent him to school to get rid of him, lamented his absence till he returned, then writhed and fretted under his presence until again he went.
A devil - "A power that lives against its life
How much time is wasted in what is called thought, but is merely care--an anxious idling over the fancied probabilities of result
The well-meaning woman was in fact possessed by two devils--the one the stiff-necked devil of pride, the other the condescending devil of benevolence. She was kind, but she must have credit for it
No good ever comes of pride, for it is the meanest of mean things, and no one but he who is full of it thinks it grand.
She did not even trouble herself much to show Godfrey her gratitude. We may spoil gratitude as we offer it, by insisting on its recognition. To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing.
punishment had not been spared--with best results in patience and purification