O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
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