Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Trusting no man as his friend, he could not recognize his enemy when the latter actually appeared. Discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K. Jerome
Time has laid his healing hand upon the wound when we can look back upon the pain we once fainted under and no bitterness or despair rises in our hearts. Discuss Jerome K. Jerome

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray
If a man’s character is to be abused … there’s nobody like a relation to do the business. Discuss William Makepeace Thackeray

Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott
I have heard men talk of the blessings of freedom, … but I wish any wise man would teach me what use to make of it now that I have it. Discuss Sir Walter Scott

Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair
There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside. Discuss Upton Sinclair

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte
It is not violence that best overcomes hate—nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury. Discuss Charlotte Bronte

James Madison

James Madison
But what is Government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? Discuss James Madison

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche
See them clamber, these nimble apes! … Towards the throne they all strive: it is their madness—as if happiness sat on the throne! Ofttimes sitteth filth on the throne—and ofttimes also the throne on filth. Discuss Friedrich Nietzsche

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery
The woods are never solitary—they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity…The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only—a mighty voice that drowns our souls ...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. Discuss Samuel Taylor Coleridge