"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief"

William Shakespeare


“All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.”



"He who opens a school door, closes a prison" 

Victor Hugo


"It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."

Arnold Bennett


"The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful."

Rabindranath Tagore


“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Charles Dickens


"The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it."

G.K. Chesterton


"A weed is but an unloved flower.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.”

Edith Wharton


“Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare. ”

John Dryden


“We learn from failure, not from success!”

Bram Stoker


"To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power."

George MacDonald


"Living well is the best revenge."

George Herbert


"To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself."

Francis Marion Crawford


"With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


"Vices are sometimes only virtures carried to excess!"

Charles Dickens


"The ripest peach is highest on the tree."

James Whitcomb Riley


“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”

Willa Cather


We first make our habits, then our habits make us.”

John Dryden


"Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door."

Charles Dickens


"One can only pour out of a jug that which is in it."

Anthony Trollope


If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?