Often the soul is ripened into fuller goodness while age has spread an ugly film, so that mere glances can never divine the preciousness of the fruit.
I know the way o' wives; they set one on to abuse their husbands, and then they turn round on one and praise 'em as if they wanted to sell 'em.
After all, the true seeing is within.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
Plain women he regarded as he did the other severe facts of life, to be faced with philosophy and investigated by science.
Miss Brooke's large eyes seemed, like her religion, too unusual and striking.