People demand freedom only when they have no power.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
The greatest firmness is the greatest mercy.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
For his heart was in his work, and the heart giveth grace unto every art.
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts.