It is not by the gray of the hair that one knows the age of the heart.
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- We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
- A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
- We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
- One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth.
- Writers are the main landmarks of the past.
- Nine times out of ten it is over the Bridge of Sighs that we pass the narrow gulf from youth to manhood. That interval is usually marked by an ill placed or disappointed affection. We recover and we find ourselves a new being. The intellect has become hardened by the fire through which it has passed. The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion, and we may measure our road to wisdom by the sorrows we have undergone.