The object of Literature is to instruct, to animate, or to amuse.
Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without.
Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.
All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
Endeavour to be faithful, and if there is any beauty in your thought, your style will be beautiful; if there is any real emotion to express, the expression will be moving.
The superiority of one mind over another depends on the rapidity with which experiences are thus organised.