Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
Men seldom, or rather never for a length of time and deliberately, rebel against anything that does not deserve rebelling against.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The artist finds, that the more he can confine his attention to a particular part of any work, his productions are the more perfect, and grow under his hands in the greater quantities.
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.
Let them cant about decorum, Who have characters to lose!
One must verify or expel his doubts, and convert them into the certainty of Yes or NO.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry – still.