There are plenty of people who can attend closely to their neighbor's business by dint of neglecting their own; but truly capable creatures can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain.
A body can get used to anything, even to being hanged, as the Irishman said.
Some people will disapprove of anything you do if you didn't ask for their advice first.
Don't mind the risk. There's risks in pretty near everything a body does in this world.
It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it.
If you've never had something in your life that you really want to have, it's all the more to look forward to, isn't it?

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The highest ideal of earthly bliss is a white dress.

When you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while.
How are you going to find out about things if you don't ask questions?
Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything. There'd be no scope for imagination then.
Quiet folks like talkative people when they are willing to do the talking themselves and don't expect them to keep up their end of it.
If you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them.
It's always sad when pleasant things end. Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure. And it's so often the case that it isn't pleasanter.

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There are so many things to like in this world.

Always say good night to the things you love, just as you would people. They like it.
A mere man must have some vent for his emotions.
Don't ask what good someone can be to you. Ask what good you can be to them.
It's a splendid thing that there are mornings - all sorts of mornings are interesting, sunshiny ones and rainy ones. You don't know what's going to happen through the day.
It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it's not so nice when you really come to have them.
There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, but it's hard to keep from loving things.

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One can dream just as well in skimpy night-dresses as in lovely trailing ones, with frills around the neck.

How do you know but that it hurts a geranium's feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else?
You can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. Of course, you must make it up FIRMLY.
A graveyard of buried hopes is about as romantic a thing as one can imagine.
They say that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but don't believe it. A rose wouldn't be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.
Muslin curtains give a house such an air.
Your mother thinks you are perfectly beautiful. I should think a mother would be a better judge than anyone else.

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Wouldn't it be nice if roses could talk? They could tell us such lovely things.

When people mean to be good to you, you don't mind very much when they're not quite - always.
It would be nice to be a gull. You could wake up at sunrise and swoop down over the water and away out over that lovely blue all day; and then at night fly back to your nest.
A sense of humor is simply another name for a sense of fitness of things.
We can't get through this world without our share of trouble. When your time comes at last, you'll just have to make the best of it.
Somehow, things never are so good when they're thought out a second time.
Being good and smart is better than being pretty.

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You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair. People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is.

Next to being beautiful oneself, it would be best to have a beautiful bosom friend.
Just think what a lovely place to live an apple blossom would be! Fancy going to sleep in it when the wind was rocking it.
Some people describe every ache and pulse beat of their illness with such evident enjoyment that even that must bring its compensations.
People who pride themselves on speaking their mind without fear or favor must be delightful, popular people indeed.
There's such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it. You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is.
You can be every day of fifty before the sting goes out of a memory.