When kindness has left people,even for a few moments,we become afraid of them,as if their reason had left them. --Willa Sibert Cather
Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth,
And constancy lives in realms above;
Life is thorny, and youth is vain;
And to be wrothe with one we love
Doth work like madness in the brain.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
-- Charlotte Bronte