No one ever became great except through many and great mistakes.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
There’s no glory like those who save their country.
Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power.