The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.