About Charles Reade:
Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth.
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
Sow an act and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.
The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.
Make 'em laugh; make 'em cry; make 'em wait.
The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves.
Judicious absence is a weapon.