"The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear."
"The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light."
"I held a jewel in my fingers and went to sleep. I woke and…the gem was gone; And now an amethyst remembrance is all I own."
"All the luminous the colored spectacles which the world in the immensity of space can offer us, nature has produced in miniature amongst precious stones."
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it."