Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
As to the pure mind all things are pure, so to the poetic mind all things are poetical.
The human voice is the organ of the soul.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.