Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.
Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains: Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.
The only shame is to have none.
We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it.
The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever.