Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy servant with joy and peace in believing.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
I believe the gun has no power at all.