Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.
In ambition, as in love, the successful can afford to be indulgent toward their rivals. The prize our own, it is graceful to recognize the merit that vainly aspired to it.