Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
The second fundamental feature of culture is that all culture has an element of striving.
Your library is your paradise.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
Blessedness is not the reward of virtue but virtue itself.
When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them.
It’s the generally accepted privilege of theologians to stretch the heavens, that is the Scriptures, like tanners with a hide.
Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.