All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.