The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.
Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design.
Books are a finer world within the world.
The corruption of the best things gives rise to the worst.
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
I used to have a great love for Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, the big boys of the last century.
Teach a parrot the terms ‘supply and demand’ and you’ve got an economist.
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
I have mortally opposed the English king; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.