"There are men by whom a woman, if she have wit, beauty, and no conscience, cannot be withstood."
-The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
"The thoughts of those moved by natural human love are almost completely fastened on the beloved, their hearts are filled with passion for it, and their mouths full of its praises. When it is gone they express their feelings in letters, and can’t pass by a tree without carving the name of their beloved in its bark. Thus too those who love God can never stop thinking about him, longing for him, aspiring to him, and speaking about him. If they could, they would engrave the name of Jesus on the hearts of all humankind."
-St. Francis de Sales
"True love, true friendship, true benevolence, true tenderness, were beautiful to her - qualities on which she could descant almost with eloquence; and therefore she was always shamming love and friendship and benevolence and tenderness."
-The Eustace Diamonds (1873) by Anthony Trollope
"Your worries will never love you/
They’ll leave you all alone/
But your God will not forsake you."
-Audrey Assad, “O My Soul” (via letalltheearthrejoice)