By viewing Nature, Nature's handmaid, art, makes mighty things from small beginnings grow.
Quote by John Dryden
Forgiveness to the injured does belong; but they ne'er pardon who have done wrong.
For they conquer who believe they can.
The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth, that testified surprise
Words are but pictures of our thoughts.
And love's the noblest frailty of the mind.
Genius must be born, and never can be taught.
Never was patriot yet, but was a fool.
They that possess the prince possess the laws.
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
A knock-down argument; 'tis but a word and a blow.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Thou strong seducer, Opportunity!
Either be wholly slaves or wholly free.
War is the trade of kings.
Successful crimes alone are justified
War, he sung, is toil and trouble; honour but an empty bubble.
Honor is but an empty bubble.
Even victors are by victory undone
Kings are like stars, - they rise and set, they have - The worship of...
In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails...