Thought and theory must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory
Quote by William Wordsworth
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
To me the meanest flower that blows can give thoughts that do often lie too...
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of...
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it...
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,...
Great God! I'd rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I,...
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
Faith is a passionate intuition.
We live by admiration, hope and love; and even as these are well and wisely...
Action is transitory a step, a blow, The motion of a muscle, this way or...
A perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort, and command; And yet a Spirit...
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
But an old age serene and bright, and lovely as a Lapland night, shall lead...
At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty,...
I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.
Talking is the disease of age.