Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction…
Quote by John Milton
Beauty is Nature's coin, must not be hoarded, but must be current.
Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical...
Beauty is Nature's brag, and must be shown In courts, at feasts, and high solemnities.
Jealousy is the injured lover's hell
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the...
They also serve who only stand and wait.
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, stolen on his wing my three-and-twentieth...
For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
Craftiness is a quality in the mind and a vice in the character.
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun...
For solitude is sometimes best society, And short retirement urges sweet return
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail / Or knock the breast, no weakness,...
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel...
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that...
Don't hold grudges; it's pointless. Jealousy too is a non-cathartic, negative emotion.
He who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while...
Between the covers of the books that no one had ever read again, in the...