The three great ends which a statesman ought to propose to himself in the government of a nation, are 1. Security to possessors; 2. Facility to acquirers; and, 3. Hope to all.
Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
No one does anything from a single motive.
That willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than...
Poetry: the best words in the best order
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the...
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.
So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.
The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a...
Talk of the devil, and his horns appear.
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Shakespeare knew the human mind, and its most minute and intimate workings, and he never...
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
In wonder all philosophy began, in wonder it ends, and admiration fill up the interspace;...
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only...
A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.