All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of love, and feed his sacred flame.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as...
The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government...
Common-sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
No one does anything from a single motive.
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
General principles... are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are...
I do not call the sod under my feet my country; but language religion government...
Shakespeare knew the human mind, and its most minute and intimate workings, and he never...
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only...
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the...
Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains...