To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.Anna Strong
- To die is landing on some silent shore
Where billows never break, nor tempests roar;
Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, ’t is o’er.
- The Dispensary, Canto iii. Line 225.
- I see the right, and I approve it too,
Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
- For all their luxury was doing good.
- Claremont, line 149. Compare: "And learn the luxury of doing good", Oliver Goldsmith, The Traveller, line 22; George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, book iii; "If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces", William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act i. Sc. 2.