|"It is no use lying to one's self."
||A Doll's House|
|For it is the mind which creates the world about us, and, even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
||The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft|
|I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
|Whatever road I take, the guiding star is within me; the guiding star and the loadstone which point the way. They point in but one direction. They point to me.
|Everything that Mr Smallweed's grandfather ever put away in his mind was a grub at first, and is a grub at last. In all his life he has never bred a single butterfly.
|There is no influence like the influence of habit.
||The Translation of a Savage|
|"The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay."
||Diana of the Crossways|
|"There are quiet victories and struggles, great sacrifices of self, and noble acts of heroism, in it - even in many of its apparent lightnesses and contradictions - not the less difficult to achieve, because they have no earthly chronicle or audience - done every day in nooks and corners, and in little households, and in men's and women's hearts - any one of which might reconcile the sternest man to such a world, and fill him with belief and hope in it."
||The Battle of Life|
|That of all the propensities which teach mankind to torment themselves, that of causeless fear is the most irritating, busy, painful, and pitiable.
||Sir Walter Scott
|"Here was I asking a blessing and neglecting the means, which is a mockery."