(1812-1870) English Novelist
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There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Industry is the soul of business and the keystone of prosperity.
Never close your lips to those to whom you have opened your heart.
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Regrets are the natural property of grey hairs.
The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.