The cut worm forgives the plow.
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.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship’s sake.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are The plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The errors of a wise man make your rule, Rather than the perfections of a fool.
Naught can deform the human race Like to the armor’s iron brace.
It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
The forms of all things are derived from their genius.
Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens.
Gratitude is heaven itself.
Each outcry of the hunted hare A fiber from the brain doth tear.
Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are born to Sweet Delight,
Some are born to Endless Night.
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe;
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
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