No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
Deep-versed in books and shallow in himself.
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.