There is always some accident in the best of things…We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
I don’t like you, but I love you.
And when I read I do so because the author looks at things in a broader, milder, and more lovable way than I do, and because they know life better, so that I can learn from them.
You can be as bohemian as you like but not in the house.
Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of their love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of people.
A careless remark about going to sea in my small boat finally forced me to eat my own words, or sail.
To try just the opposite of some advice is often a very practical thing and gives one satisfaction. Therefore it is in many cases so useful to ask for advice. However, there is some advice that can be used in its natural state, and does not require being turned inside out or upside down. The latter kind is very rare and very desirable, for it still has some special peculiarities. The first kind can be found by the thousands everywhere.
The most glorious fact in my experience is not anything that I have done or may hope to do, but a transient thought, or vision, or dream which I have had.