Oh, Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise, How very small the very great are!
William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)
Source: Vanitas Vanitatum
Contributed by: Zaady
Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter; Would you know how first he met her? She was cutting bread and butter.
Source: Sorrows of Werther.
When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I don't know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as, I have no doubt, she is to herself.
Source: Mr. Brown’s Letters
To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty;to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless;to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?
Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, "Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long."
Source: A Credo.
The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it will look sourly upon; laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion.
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
Source: The Four Georges.
Christmas is here: Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather without, Sheltered about The Mahogany Tree.
Source: The Mahogany Tree.
We love being in love, that's the truth on't.
'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.
Source: Henry Esmond. Book i. Chap. vii.
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