God made the country, and man made the town.
It is useful to the historian, among others, to be able to see the commonest forms of different phenomena, whether phonetic, morphological or other, and how language lives, carries on and changes over time.
Outside speech, the association that is made in the memory between words having something in common creates different groups, series, families, within which very diverse relations obtain but belonging to a single category: these are associative relations.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
No wild enthusiast could rest, till half the world like him was possessed.
Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.