The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.
Quote by Walter Savage Landor
Truth, like the juice of the poppy, in small quantities, calms men; in larger, heats...
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion...
Consult duty not events.
Great men lose somewhat of their greatness by being near us; ordinary men gain much.
Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is...
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
The habitude of pleasing by flattery makes a language soft; the fear of offending by...
A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and...
Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we...
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next...
My thoughts are my company; I can bring them together, select them, detain them, dismiss...
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A...
We talk on principal, but act on motivation.
The Siren waits thee, singing song for song.