Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud. Clouds
and eclipses stain both moon and sun, and loathsome
canker lives in sweetest bud.
Sanctity is made up of little things, little virtues and actions.
Sanity is madness put to good uses.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
Self praise is no recommendation.
Singing is sweet, but be sure of this,
Lips only sing when they cannot kiss.
Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.
Strange how much you’ve got to know
Before you know how little you know.
The child is wise that weeps being born.
The Devil sends the wicked wind
To blow our skirts knee high,
But God is just and sends the dust
To blind the bad man’s eyes.
The difference between existence and life is the intelligent
use of leisure.
The grey – eyed morn smiles on the frowning night,
Chequering the eastern clouds with streaks of light.
The individual’s whole experience is built upon the plan
of his language.
The labour of a human being is not a commodity or
article of commerce.
The landscape painter must walk in the field with a