The song that we hear with our ears is only the song that is sung in our hearts.
To vice, innocence must always seem only a superior kind of chicanery.
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
Sport inevitably creates deadness of feeling. No one could take pleasure in it who was sensitive to suffering and therefore its pursuit by women is much more to be regretted than its pursuit by men, because women pursue much more violently and recklessly what they pursue at all.
I'm giving you a chance to do something to control your own destiny. Do something good. Don't sit back and just wring your hands and say the world is terrible.
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
Indifference is the invisible giant of the world.
Could we see when and where we would meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
Petty laws breed great crimes.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
Excess always carries its own retribution.