"There is always a degree of ridicule that attends a disappointment, though often very unjustly, if the expectation was reasonablygrounded; however, it is certainly most prudent not to communicate, prematurely, one's hopes or one's fears."
"If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new."
"We must be very suspicious of the deceptions of the element of time. It takes a good deal of time to eat or to sleep, or to earn ahundred dollars, and a very little time to entertain a hope and an insight which becomes the light of our life."