He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
Exuberance is beauty.
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.