Washington Irving

Washington Irving
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Discuss Washington Irving

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Discuss Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind. Discuss Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Mark Twain

Mark Twain
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Discuss Mark Twain

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. Discuss Charles Dickens

John Milton

John Milton
Where peaceAnd rest can never dwell, hope never comesThat comes to all. Discuss John Milton

Gilbert Chesterton

Gilbert Chesterton
All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you leave things alone you leave them as they are. But you do not. If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change. Discuss Gilbert Chesterton

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents…and only one for birthday presents, you know. Discuss Lewis Carroll

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton
I don’t know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting. Discuss Edith Wharton

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
The worst slave-owners were those who were kind to their slaves, and so prevented the horror of the system being realized by those who suffered from it, and understood by those who contemplated it. Discuss Oscar Wilde