Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no...
Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what...
He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they...
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Good and bad men are less than they seem.
If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented...
Those who best know human nature will acknowledge most fully what a strength light hearted...
The principle of the Gothic architecture is infinity made imaginable.
Humor is consistent with pathos, whilst wit is not.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse...
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed...
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 answer is a clear answer.
Like a man travelling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the...