I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.
Conventionality is not morality.
I'm just going to write because I cannot help it.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Who has words at the right moment?
Memory in youth is active and easily impressible; in old age it is comparatively callous to new impressions, but still retains vividly those of earlier years.
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
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