If you could make a pudding wi' thinking o' the batter, it 'ud be easy getting dinner.
And certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that we are so fond of it.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.
The prevarication and white lies which a mind that keeps itself ambitiously pure is as uneasy under as a great artist under the false touches that no eye detects but his own, are worn as lightly as mere trimmings when once the actions have become a lie.
A vigorous young mind not overbalanced by passion, finds a good in making acquaintance with life, and watches its own powers with interest.