That which others hear or read of, I felt and practised myself; they get their knowledge by books, I mine by melancholizing.
Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
We can make mayors and officers every year, but not scholars.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Great feelings will often take the aspect of error, and great faith the aspect of illusion.