When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
The eye altering, alters all.
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.
That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!