The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!
Better have failed in the high aim, as I, Than vulgarly in the low aim succeed As, God be thanked! I do not.
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away.
All June I bound the rose in sheaves, Now, rose by rose, I strip the leaves.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.