Some things are more precious because they don't last long.
A mouse ran scuffling behind the wainscoting.
I am sick to death of cleverness. Everybody is clever nowadays.
The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists.
It must be remembered that while sympathy with joy intensifies the sum of joy in the world, sympathy with pain does not really diminish the amount of pain. It may make man better able to endure evil, but the evil remains.
Yet ruled he not long, so great had been his suffering, and so bitter the fire of his testing, for after the space of three years he died. And he who came after him ruled evilly.