Well-married, a man is winged: ill-matched, he is shackled.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Some suggestions for you :
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
One would like to be grand and heroic, if one could; but if not, why try at all? One wants to be very something, very great, very heroic; or if not that, then at least very stylish and very fashionable. It is this everlasting mediocrity that bores me.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.