Many things which are called ‘secrets’ are only things withheld from people until they can understand or effectively experience them.
The more wakeful a man is to the things which surround him, the more asleep is he, and his waking is worse than his sleep.
It is always painful to set one’s self against tradition, especially against the conventions & prejudices that hedge about womanhood.
It is thus because it has always been thus. Is not this reason enough?
Tradition with all its happy assumptions and necessary evils, all of its content majorities and stout killers, is not always a reliable guide.
Nice customs curtsy to great kings.
Every generation is inculcated in traditions of prejudice which are encouraged as normal, natural and healthy.
It (modernization) is just another jungle closing in.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let’s be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.