HUGHES, Thomas Quotes
(1822-1896), English author
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more than she can be witty by only the help of speech.
The surest way of governing, both in a private family and a kingdom, is, for the husband and the prince sometimes to drop their prerogatives.
One's own—what a charm there is in the words! how long it takes boy and man to find out their worth! how fast most of us hold on to them! faster and more jealously, the nearer we are to the general home into which we can take nothing, but must go naked as we came into the world. When shall we learn that he who multiplieth possessions, multiplieth troubles, and that the one single use of things which we call our own, is that they may be his who hath need of them?