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Scottish Essayist, Poet and Author of fiction and travel books, 1850-1894
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Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.
Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
So long as we love, we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I should say that we are almost indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Teacher, tender comrade, wife, A fellow-farer true through life
Thanks, when they are expressed, are often more embarrassing than welcomed
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.
The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
The cruellest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his mouth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator.
The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ
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