Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live.
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.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.