Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
I have seen (as far as it can be seen) many persons changed in a moment from the spirit of horror, fear, and despair to the spirit of hope, joy, peace; and from sinful desires, till then reigning over them, to a pure desire of doing the will of God.
No two persons ever read the same book.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.