Mediocrity is now, as formerly, dangerous, commonly fatal, to the poet; but among even the successful writers of prose, those who rise sensibly above it are the very rarest exceptions.
The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
Nothing that is morally wrong can be politically right.
It is not a life at all. It is a reticence, in three volumes.
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.