A Word To The Wise
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How To Live On Twenty Four Hours A Day: "It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."
The Riddle Of The Sands: "It seems perfectly simple and inevitable, like lying down after a long day's work."
Pride And Prejudice: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Told After Supper: "It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar."
Arthur Conan Doyle - The Poison Belt: "It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important."
A Personal Record: "All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."
Tremendous Trifles: "Misers get up early in the morning; and burglars, I am informed, get up the night before."
Heretics: "A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author."
Desperate Remedies, By Thomas Hardy: "The beautiful things of the earth become more dear as they elude pursuit."
Return Of The Native, By Thomas Hardy: "Why is it that a woman can see from a distance what a man cannot see close?"
The Yellow Wallpaper: “Through literature we know the past, govern the present, and influence the future.”
The Spirit Of Japan: "I have spent many days stringing and unstringing my intrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung."
The Limitations Of Dickens & Other Essays: Insightful literary criticism from one of the original masters.
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Secret Garden: “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
The Novels Of George Eliot, A Review: Insightful literary criticism from one of the original masters.
The Defendant: "'My country, right or wrong,' us a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober.'"
The King In Yellow: “There a painless death awaits him who can no longer bear the sorrows of this life.”
Confessions Of An Inquirer: "Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind."
Frances Hodgson Burnett - The Dawn Of A Tomorrow: "She made herself stronger by fighting with the wind."
Frances Hodgson Burnett - Sara Crewe: “Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
Lorna Doone: "….because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing?"