For me archaeology is not a source of illustrations for written texts, but an independent source of historical information, with no less value and importance, sometimes more importance, that the written sources.
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
They say women and music should never be dated.
Tenderness is a virtue.
Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.
I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.