|Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
||The Adventures of Tom Sawyer|
|It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light.
||Man and Wife|
|"We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
|No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
||The Scarlet Letter|
|Who has not in his great grief felt a longing to look upon the outward features of the universal Mother; to lie on the mountains and watch the clouds drive across the sky and hear the rollers break in thunder on the shore, to let his poor struggling life mingle for a while in her life; to feel the slow beat of her eternal heart, and to forget his woes . . .
||H. Rider Haggard
|"What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!"
|"I say that the strongest principle of growth lies in human choice."
|"And, above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you very much at your own reckoning."
||The Small House at Allington|
|"All a man can betray is his conscience."
||Under Western Eyes|
|For, what other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!
||The House of Seven Gables|