Quote – Everyone according to their talent

French

A chacun selon sa capacité, à chaque capacité selon ses œuvres

English Translation

Everyone according to [their] talent, and every talent according to its works.

–French Proverb

Quote – Actions Speak

Actions speak louder than words.

— Proverb

Quote – The Troubles Of Life

It is from books that wise [people] derive consolation in the troubles of life.

Victor Hugo

Poetry – Home

I came back late and tired last night
Into my little room,
To the long chair and the firelight
And comfortable gloom.

But as I entered softly in
I saw a woman there,
The line of neck and cheek and chin,
The darkness of her hair,
The form of one I did not know
Sitting in my chair.

I stood a moment fierce and still,
Watching her neck and hair.
I made a step to her; and saw
That there was no one there.

It was some trick of the firelight
That made me see her there.
It was a chance of shade and light
And the cushion in the chair.

Oh, all you happy over the earth,
That night, how could I sleep?
I lay and watched the lonely gloom;
And watched the moonlight creep
From wall to basin, round the room,
All night I could not sleep.

Quote – How beautiful is youth!

How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams,
With its allusions, aspirations, dreams!
Book of beginnings, story without end,
Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend.

— Henry W. Longfellow

Quote – Heaven hides the book of fate

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescribed—their present state.

— Alexander Pope

Related References

Quote – A person that loveth a book

[A person] that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.

— Isaac Barrow