What is the use of being exquisite if you are not seen by the best judges?
Souls have complexions too: what will suit one will not suit another.
A man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow.
For the tragedy of our lives is not created entirely from within. "Character," says Novalis, in one of his questionable aphorisms,–"character is destiny." But not the whole of our destiny.
I cannot imagine myself without some opinion, but I wish to have good reasons for them.
Slander may be defeated by equanimity; but courageous thoughts will not pay your baker's hill, and fortitude is nowhere considered legal tender for beef.