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The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter–often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter–in the eye.

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Charlotte BronteJane Eyre
I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.

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Charlotte BronteJane Eyre
Sometimes I wonder if our memories are as good as we think they are and if the whole past wasn't once entirely different from anything we remember, and we've forgotten that we forgot.

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Fritz LeiberThe Big Time
An enemy might at any time become a friend, but while an enemy was an enemy he should be trodden on and persecuted.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
The sober devil can hide his cloven hoof; but when the devil drinks he loses his cunning and grows honest.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
The double pleasure of pulling down an opponent, and of raising oneself, is the charm of a politician's life.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
Fame is a skittish jade, more fickle even than Fortune, and apt to shy, and bolt, and plunge away on very trifling causes.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
Late hours, nocturnal cigars, and midnight drinkings, pleasurable though they may be, consume too quickly the free-flowing lamps of youth, and are fatal at once to the husbanded candle-ends of age.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
Ride at any fence hard enough, and the chances are you'll get over. The harder you ride the heavier the fall, if you get a fall; but the greater the chance of your getting over.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux
He has had the power of making the world believe in him simply because he has been rich and a duke.

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Anthony TrollopePhineas Redux

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