No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Affliction is not sent in vain, young man, from that good God, who chastens whom he loves.
Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live; Not where I love, but where I am, I die.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
How little do they see what is, who frame their hasty judgments upon that which seems.
A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.