As civilization advances, poetry almost necessarily declines.
There were gentlemen and there were seamen in the navy of Charles the Second. But the seamen were not gentlemen; and the gentlemen were not seamen.
He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
To sum up the whole, we should say that the aim of the Platonic philosophy was to exalt man into a god.
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable novel on the tables of young ladies.
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.
In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.
Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.