God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts; who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best; His state Is kingly; thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest - They also serve who only stand and wait.
For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.
Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.