Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.