Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle.
Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.
Absence is one of the most useful ingredients of family life, and to dose it rightly is an art like any other.
Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.
If we are strong, and have faith in life and its richness of surprises, and hold the rudder steadily in our hands. I am sure we will sail into quiet and pleasent waters for our old age.
On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.