Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Some suggestions for you :
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women.
To do common things perfectly is far better worth our endeavor than to do uncommon things respectably.
It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
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 past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.
The obstinacy of cleverness and reason is nothing to the obstinacy of folly and inanity.
The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.
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.
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.