Kathryn L. Nelson
The best defence against misguided arrogance is a keen sense of humour.
Passion is seldom the end of any story, for it cannot long endure if it is not soon supplemented with true affection and mutual respect.
I shall not pretend that I do not prefer to have people adore me rather than revile me, but I have always found that it was far easier for me to suffer the disapprobation of others than to amend my behaviour in order to find favour with them.
I have not yet met with a sorrow that could not be borne, nor with one who's passing did not leave me stronger.
Do not run from the truth. There be nought so hard to live with as a lie.
I have made plenty of enemies in my lifetime, but none has ever done me as much injury as I do myself.
It does not always follow that good men are good fathers.
Sometimes it is the quiet observer who see the most.