Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves.
Reason sits firm and holds the reins, and she will not let the feelings burst away and hurry her to wild chasms. The passions may rage furiously, like true heathens, as they are; and the desires may imagine all sorts of vain things: but judgment shall still have the last word in every argument, and the casting vote in every decision.
But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well.
- Mary Shelley English Novelist
- Frances Hodgson Burnett British Novelist, Playwright
- Mary Elizabeth Braddon British Novelist
- Charles Dickens English Novelist
- Gerard de Nerval French Romantic Poet
- George Sand French Novelist, Dramatist
- Charles Reade
- Mary Wollstonecraft English Writer, Feminist
- Louisa May Alcott American Novelist
- Jane Austen English Novelist