Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
It were a real increase of human happiness, could all young men from the age of nineteen be covered under barrels, or rendered otherwise invisible; and there left to follow their lawful studies and callings, till they emerged, sadder and wiser, at the age of twenty-five.
Reading a poem aloud to an audience is gestural as much as precise.
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes.
Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.
Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory.
A man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
Clever men are good, but they are not the best.
The rules of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.
For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that – is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?