Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.
There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would have more power over me than any other whatsoever, for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.
It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.