When conscience is pure it triumphs o’er bitter malice, o’er dark calumny; but if there be in it one single stain, reproaches beat like hammers in the ears.
Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Victor Hugo French Novelist
- Mikhail Lermontov Russian Novelist, Poet
- Bernard Mandeville Anglo-Dutch Philosopher, Satirist
- Ivan Turgenev Russian Novelist, Playwright
- Gerard de Nerval French Poet, Writer
- Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) English Romantic Poet
- Ben Jonson English Dramatist
- Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian Poet
- Charles Baudelaire French Poet
- Arthur Rimbaud French Poet