The world is, but not beautiful nor ugly, but as sensations without exciting any emotion.
We put all our energies to concentrate and get attached to one thing but we seldom pay any attention to the other part, the faculty of detaching ourselves at a moment’s notice from anything. Both attachment and detachment perfectly developed make a man great and happy.
Disease and misfortune come to do us good in the long run, although at the time we feel that we are submerged for ever.
Letter to Margaret E. Noble 09
Many a little, makes a mickle.