Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.
All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.
For the moment and for some time great events have been denied me, forward action not come my way.
Life inspires more dread than death – it is life which is the great unknown.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
Now, my father Matthias was not only eminent on account of is nobility, but had a higher commendation on account of his righteousness, and was in great reputation in Jerusalem, the greatest city we have.
The American women are very pretty and have great simplicity of character, and the extreme neatness of their appearance is truly delightful: cleanliness is everywhere even more studiously attended to here than in England.
The great benefactors of individuals and of communities are the enlightened educators: the wise-teaching, mental and moral instructors and exemplars of our times.