Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
Not one man in a thousand has the strength of mind or the goodness of...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or...
Until you understand a writer's ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences, the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of...
So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only...
Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and...
Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends.
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams...
Love is the admiration and cherishing of the amiable qualities of the beloved person, upon...
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given us to be denied at every turn,...
The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its...