In the long-run every Government is the exact symbol of its People, with their wisdom and unwisdom; we have to say, Like People like Government.
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.
The law always limits every power it gives.
When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.
There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he’s hardly ever mentioned.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own.