It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The golden hour of invention must terminate like other hours, and when the man of genius returns to the cares, the duties, the vexations, and the amusements of life, his companions behold him as one of themselves - the creature of habits and infirmities.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them.
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.