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
How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical...
For solitude is sometimes best society, And short retirement urges sweet return
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a...
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and...
Nothing is here for tears, nothing to wail / Or knock the breast, no weakness,...
Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; or no power that is not limited by...
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell,...
He that overcomes his passions, overcomes his greatest enemies
Fame is but the breath of the people, and that often unwholesome
To live a life half-dead, a living death.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that...
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him...
True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound...
Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.