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Green little vaulter, in the sunny grass, Catching your heart up at the feel of June, Sole noise that's heard amidst the lazy noon, When ev'n the bees lag at the summoning brass.
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
We are slumberous poppies, Lords of Lethe downs, Some awake and some asleep, Sleeping in our crowns. What perchance our dreams may know, Let our serious may know.
The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire.
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.
Colors are the smiles of nature.
Patience and gentleness is power.
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
Poetry is the breath of beauty.
Happy opinions are the wine of the heart.
Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he dispenses.
Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen be your apples.
There are two worlds: The world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world we feel with our hearts and imaginations.
Whatever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves... how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
Where the mouth is sweet and the eyes intelligent, there is always the look of beauty, with a right heart.
When moral courage feels that it is in the right, there is no personal daring of which it is incapable.
Occupation is the necessary basis of all enjoyment.
If you become a Nun, dear, The bishop Love will be; The Cupids every one, dear! Will chant-'We trust in thee!'
To receive a present handsomely and in a right spirit, even when you have none to give in return, is to give one in return.
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
If you are ever at a loss to support a flagging conversation, introduce the subject of eating.
One can love any man that is generous.
"Books ... books, ..." he exclaims. It is those that teach us to refine on our pleasures when young, and which, having so taught us, enable us to recall them with satisfaction when old.
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles.
Danger for danger's sake is senseless.
The last excessive feelings of delight are always grave.
Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.
Part of our good consists in the endeavor to do sorrows away, and in the power to sustain them when the endeavor fails,--to bear them nobly, and thus help others to bear them as well.
This garden has a soul, I know its moods.
The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.
The only place a new hat can be carried into with safety is a church, for there is plenty of room there.
Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion.
May exalting and humanizing thoughts forever accompany me, making me confident without pride, and modest without servility.
No wonder is greater than any other wonder, and if once explained ceases to be a wonder.
The more sensible a woman is, supposing her not to be masculine, the more attractive she is in her proportionate power to entertain.
If you are melancholy for the first time, you will find, upon a little inquiry, that others have been melancholy many times, and yet are cheerful now.
For the qualities of sheer wit and humor, Swift had no superior, ancient or modern.
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
The loveliest hair is nothing, if the wearer is incapable of a grace.
Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair.
I am persuaded there is no such thing after all as a perfect enjoyment of solitude; for the more delicious the solitude the more one wants a companion.
Bread, milk and butter are of venerable antiquity. They taste of the morning of the world.
We are violets blue, For our sweetness found Careless in the mossy shades, Looking on the ground. Love's dropp'd eyelids and a kiss,-- Such our breath and blueness is.
Wit is the clash and reconcilement of incongruities; the meeting of extremes round a corner.
The beautiful attracts the beautiful.
Colors are the smiles of Nature. When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs.
Little eyes must be good-tempered or they are ruined. They have no other resource. But this will beautify them enough. They are made for laughing, and, should do their duty.
Christmas is the glorious time of great Too-Much.