I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away; A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
Man is born passionate of body, but with an innate though secret tendency to the love of Good in his main-spring of Mind. But God help us all! It is at present a sad jar of atoms.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
If we must have a tyrant, let him at least be a gentleman who has been bred to the business, and let us fall by the axe and not by the butcher's cleaver.
This man is freed from servile bands, Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And leaving nothing, yet hath all.
Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
Prolonged endurance tames the bold.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.
Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
The Cardinal is at his wit's end - it is true that he had not far to go.
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.